Really? Port conflicting with itself?

David Wolfskill david at
Tue Sep 15 13:16:32 UTC 2015

On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 02:59:59PM +0200, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
> ...
> | and retried "portmaster -ad" (to builld/install the previously-failed
> | misc/gimp-help-en); I still see a very similar-looking failure:
> I amended the UPDATING entry earlier today, adding:
>   If your Perl package name is not called perl5-5.xx.y but perl5.xx-5.xx.y,
> you
>   will need to rename it so that portupgrade doesn't get confused:
>     pkg set -n perl5.xx:perl5

OK; did that (to all of my affected machines, so I would be less
likely to have an opportunity to forget); re-tried "portmaster -ad",
and: SUCCESS! :-)

===>  Installing for en-gimp-help-html-2.8.1_2
===>  Checking if en-gimp-help-html already installed
===>   Registering installation for en-gimp-help-html-2.8.1_2
Installing en-gimp-help-html-2.8.1_2...

===>>> Upgrade of en-gimp-help-html-2.8.1_1 to en-gimp-help-html-2.8.1_2 succeeded

===>>> Returning to update check of installed ports

===>>> Update check of installed ports complete

===>>> The following actions were performed:
        Upgrade of en-gimp-help-html-2.8.1_1 to en-gimp-help-html-2.8.1_2

Script done on Tue Sep 15 06:10:15 2015
g1-252(10.2-S)[7] echo $?

> Note that it's not a replacement for setting the DEFAULT_VERSION in
> make.conf.

Roger that.  Already done (for all of the above-mentioned machines),
now that I know about the UPDATING entry.

> I'll add portmaster to the list, as it seems it's getting confused too. (It
> did not in my testing.)

Ah, well -- you tried. :-}

Thanks for your help!

David H. Wolfskill				david at
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