"make deinstall" within /usr/ports/lang - need to recover default language installs

David Demelier demelier.david at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 08:14:04 UTC 2013

lang/ contains all languages and so on ruby, lua, python, perl.. Of course
you removed perl since you typed make deinstall in that parent port tree.

You can type make install in /usr/ports/lang/perl5.14 to install it again.
You don't need to reinstall FreeBSD, you're not on Windows here, you can
repair everything :)

Note: there is no perl installed by default, it's in the ports for few
years now.


2013/3/19 Rob Navarro <robnav247 at gmail.com>

> Hi Chaps,
> I typed "make deinstall" within the /usr/ports/lang directory of a
> FreeBSD 9.0 and mistakenly lost Perl, Python, Ruby and a whole host of
> default compiled languages.
> How can I get back to the default FreeBSD default installed language
> state (with Perl installed etc)?
> Crossing my fingers that I need not re-install the OS...
> Kind regards,
> Rob
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