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

Mark Kane mark at
Sun Nov 27 02:48:59 GMT 2005

Michael C. Shultz wrote:
> On Saturday 26 November 2005 17:13, Mark Kane wrote:
>>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.
>>FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE i386
> On a 4.11 system sysutils/portmanager has no problem with perl5.8 and 
> www/p5-HTML-Tagset, just tested it, not sure if it will run on 4.9 but you
> you may want to give it a try.
> -Mike

Thanks for the reply. I have never used portmanager, but I did give it a
try like you said. Unfortunately it produced the same error when
building that portupgrade did. I should also point out that I did try
just a "make" from the port directory to see if it had something to do
with portupgrade, and that failed with the same message about
"perl_get_sv" as well.

Here is the output from portmanager. I have omitted other errors that
were about other Perl modules that were not installed via ports at all.

xeon1# portmanager www/p5-HTML-Tagset


update p5-HTML-Tagset-3.10
MGPMrUpdate 0.3.9_2 localProperty.command: #9 of 14  cd
/usr/ports/www/p5-HTML-Tagset; make
===>  Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
===>  Extracting for p5-HTML-Tagset-3.10
=> MD5 Checksum OK for HTML-Tagset-3.10.tar.gz.
===>   p5-HTML-Tagset-3.10 depends on file: /usr/local/bin/perl5.8.7 - found
===>  Patching for p5-HTML-Tagset-3.10
===>   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

Stop in /usr/ports/www/p5-HTML-Tagset.
MGPMrUpdate 0.3.9_2 error: make returned an error, adding
/www/p5-HTML-Tagset to ignore.db
reverting patch -=>cd /usr/ports/Mk; patch -R <
Hmm...  Looks like a unified diff to me...
The text leading up to this was:
|--- /usr/ports/Mk/  Tue Nov  8 01:02:51 2005
|+++        Wed Nov 16 02:16:57 2005
Patching file using Plan A...
Hunk #1 succeeded at 2049.
rCreateInstalledDbVerifyContentsFile 0.3.9_2 error: "@comment ORIGIN:"
not found in /var/db/pkg/bsdpan-XML-Parser-2.34/+CONTENTS
                bsdpan-XML-Parser-2.34 installation is corrupt!
                recomend running "pkg_delete -f bsdpan-XML-Parser-2.34"
then manually reinstalling this port



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