Perl Problem After Upgrade to 5.12.4

Jerry jerry at
Fri Jul 8 13:39:29 UTC 2011

On Fri, 08 Jul 2011 08:12:16 -0500
Tim Daneliuk articulated:

> I was able to work around this by:
> 1) Uninstalling spamassassin and perl 5.12
> 2) Upgrading to perl 5.14
> 3) Running perl-after-upgrade
> 4) Reinstalling spamassassin

That is not exactly the method prescribed in UPDATING:

  AFFECTS: users of lang/perl*
  AUTHOR: skv at

  lang/perl5.14 is out. If you want to switch to it from, for example
  lang/perl5.12, that is:

  Portupgrade users:
    0) Fix pkgdb.db (for safety):
        pkgdb -Ff

    1) Reinstall new version of Perl (5.14):
        env DISABLE_CONFLICTS=1 portupgrade -o lang/perl5.14 -f perl-5.12.\*

    2) Reinstall everything that depends on Perl:
        portupgrade -fr perl

  Portmaster users:
        portmaster -o lang/perl5.14 lang/perl5.12

        portmaster p5-

        Comprehensive (but perhaps overkill):
        portmaster -r perl-

  Note: If the "perl-" glob matches more than one port you will need to
        specify the name of the Perl directory in /var/db/pkg explicitly.


I used the "portupgrade" method without incident. From what I have been
told, "perl-after-upgrade" != "env DISABLE_CONFLICTS=1 portupgrade -o lang/perl5.14 -f perl-5.12.\*"

As always, YMMV!

Jerry ✌
jerry+fbsd at

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