Help wanted: Install of p5-JSON-Parse removes Perl ???

MJ mafsys1234 at
Fri Nov 1 04:19:26 UTC 2019

On 1/11/2019 2:07 pm, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> I found I needed to install the p5-JSON-Parse package for some work I'm
> doing at present.  No problem, I thought, I'll su'd to root and then
> just type:
> pkg install p5-JSON-Parse
> I did that and the log is shown below.  I REALLY don't understand it.
> I don't understand why this simple thing caused pkg to attempt to install
> a fresh new Perl (5.30.0) *and* at the same time try to reinstall the
> one I already had installed which was apparently perl-5.28.2.
> What's up with that?

It (obviously?) thinks you've got some other package that depends on 5.28.2.

Have you tried performing a package update/upgrade?


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