How to upgrade perl 5.8 to 5.10?

Helmut Schneider jumper99 at
Wed Jan 20 12:54:36 UTC 2010


/usr/ports/UPDATING says:

portupgrade -o lang/perl5.10 -f perl-5.8.\*

# BATCH=YES portupgrade -o lang/perl5.10 -f perl-threaded-5.8.\*
--->  Upgrading 'perl-threaded-5.8.9_3' to 'perl-threaded-5.10.1'
--->  Building '/usr/ports/lang/perl5.10' with make flags:
===>  Cleaning for perl-threaded-5.10.1

===>  perl-threaded-5.10.1 conflicts with installed package(s):

      They install files into the same place.
      Please remove them first with pkg_delete(1).
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/lang/perl5.10.
** Command failed [exit code 1]: /usr/bin/script -qa
/tmp/portupgrade20100120-80814-1ge6b2r-0 env UPGRADE_TOOL=portupgrade
UPGRADE_PORT=perl-threaded-5.8.9_3 UPGRADE_PORT_VER=5.8.9_3 make
** Fix the problem and try again.
** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed)
        ! lang/perl5.10 (perl-threaded-5.8.9_3) (unknown build error)

Currently the only solution seems to remove perl.5.8 which as a result
deletes all dependencies which requires *all* ports to be reinstalled.

Did I miss an important detail?

Thanks, Helmut

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