Perl 5.8 -> 5.10 On Current Production System

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Thu Mar 4 17:05:07 UTC 2010

On 3/4/2010 10:13 AM, Leslie Jensen wrote:
> On 2010-03-04 17:06, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> Is there a recommended procedure I can read somewhere on how to
>> upgrade an
>> entire production system from Perl 5.8 to 5.10 (or whatever is current)
>> cleanly?
> /usr/ports/UPDATING ;-)

Thanks to all for pointing to this.

However, when I run:

  portupgrade -o lang/perl5.10 -f perl-5.8\.*

I get this problem:

--->  Upgrading 'perl-5.8.9_3' to 'perl-5.10.1' (lang/perl5.10)
--->  Building '/usr/ports/lang/perl5.10'
===>  Cleaning for perl-5.10.1

===>  perl-5.10.1 conflicts with installed package(s): 

      They install files into the same place.
      Please remove them first with pkg_delete(1).
*** Error code 1

I supposed I could do a forced manual removal of perl, but isn't that what the '-f'
arg in the portupgrade is supposed to do?


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