Perl 5.8 -> 5.10 On Current Production System
C. P. Ghost
cpghost at cordula.ws
Fri Mar 5 11:00:10 UTC 2010
On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 6:13 PM, Matthew Seaman
<m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
>> 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?
> You got bitten by an ill-considered change introduced after the UPDATING
> instructions were written. To work around it, you need to set
> DISABLE_CONFLICTS when rebuilding the port, eg like this:
> # portupgrade -m DISABLE_CONFLICTS=yes -o lang/perl5.10 -f perl-5.8\.*
THANK YOU! This is *exactly* what was holding me up from upgrading
to Perl 5.10.
> Please feel free to complain volubly about this: it's hand-holding for
> newbies which annoys and incoveniences the vastly larger number of
> non-newbies (ie. anyone who has been using the ports for more than a few
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