Swatch - compilation aborted

Henri Prudhomme ntwrk_engr at
Mon Sep 13 09:39:57 PDT 2004

--- Irvine Short <irvine at> wrote:

> Henri Prudhomme wrote:
> > I did a portupgrade on all my ports,
> Perl too?

Thanks for the hint. Even though the port skeleton for
Perl got updated, /usr/ports/UPDATING told me that I
had to do more to get Perl 5.8.5 working as the
upgraded port.  

Here's what I did to upgrade Perl and set as standard

cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8
make install clean
use.perl port

I then ran "pkg_info -R perl-5.8.5" and got a report
that all the p5-* ports and swatch were dependent on
the Perl package. (UPDATING's port wizards had a
magical incantation to find and reinstall the
dependent ports, but I couldn't get it to work - so I
used pieces of the incantation). Then I upgraded other
ports that depend on Perl manually.

portupgrade -f p5-\*
portupgrade -f swatch

Swatch worked after that. 

Thanks for your nudge in the right direction. There
are a lot of brick walls to bang one's head against in
a FreeBSD newbie's life. I appreciate your help!
> -- Irvine


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