Cannot build perl on FreeBSD 8.0

Warren Block wblock at
Sun Feb 7 19:36:56 UTC 2010

On Sun, 7 Feb 2010, Robert Huff wrote:
> Warren Block writes:
>> > Not yet. I'm trying to do this - a lot of ports depend on perl, and I
>> > get stuck with it.
>> > No, there are no any extra settings in /etc/make.conf.
>>  You may be running into the situation where something Perl needs can't
>>  run because of mixed libraries.
>>  For the 7-8 major version upgrade, it's usually easier and faster to
>>  save your pkg_info output, backup /usr/local/etc, and pkg_delete
>>  everything.  Then update the ports tree and start installing ports from
>>  scratch.
>>  There may be a way to automate that, like feeding the saved pkg_info
>>  output to portupgrade.  I haven't done it often enough to investigate.
> 	pkg_sort, which is part of portupgrade, is a useful tool.

That's pretty cool:

pkg_info | cut -f 1 -d' ' | pkg_sort

You could just start installing ports at the bottom and work upwards.

The only thing that makes me wonder is that list shows wine above 
xorg-server on my system.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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