After upgrading Perl, cannot reinstall modules - Undefined symbol "perl_get_sv

Mark Kane mark at
Sun Nov 27 01:14:05 GMT 2005

Hi everyone. I finally did a big portupgrade on a 4.9-RELEASE system
today and I'm having some problems with Perl.

I got it updated to 5.8.7 (was 5.6.x before), ran "use.perl port", and
ran the perl-after-upgrade script which were all said in UPDATING. Now
it's time to force upgrade/recompile the Perl modules for the new version.

Unfortunately this is where I get stuck:

xeon1# portupgrade -f p5-\*


===>   p5-HTML-Tagset-3.10 depends on file: /usr/local/bin/perl5.8.7 - found
===>   p5-HTML-Tagset-3.10 depends on file: /usr/local/bin/perl5.8.7 - found
===>  Configuring for p5-HTML-Tagset-3.10
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.7/mach/auto/Cwd/ Undefined symbol
*** Error code 1

The remaining Perl modules that are supposed to be upgraded/recompiled
either error out with the same message or are skipped because one that
it requires errored out.

I tried Googling for that error, but nothing came up. Other info that
might be useful:

xeon1# pkg_which /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.7/mach/auto/Cwd/
xeon1# pkg_info | grep p5
p5-Authen-SASL-2.04 Perl5 module for SASL authentication
p5-Compress-Zlib-1.41 Perl5 interface to zlib compression library
p5-DBD-mysql-2.1026_1 MySQL driver for the Perl5 Database Interface (DBI)
p5-DBI-1.38         The perl5 Database Interface.  Required for DBD::*
p5-Digest-1.13      Modules that calculate message digests
p5-Digest-MD5-2.27  Perl5 interface to the MD5 algorithm
p5-HTML-Parser-3.31 Perl5 module for parse HTML tag
p5-HTML-Tagset-3.03 Some useful data table in parsing HTML
p5-MIME-Base64-2.20 Perl5 module for Base64 and Quoted-Printable encodings
p5-Net-1.16,1       Perl5 modules to access and use network protocols
p5-URI-1.25         Perl5 interface to Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
p5-libvorbis-0.04   Perl extension for Ogg Vorbis streams
p5-libwww-5.69      Perl5 library for WWW access

Thanks very much in advance as this is a production server which uses
Perl all the time.

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