Problems with portupgrade

Jim C. Nasby decibel at
Sat May 21 13:49:05 PDT 2005

On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 02:47:28PM -0500, Barry Pederson wrote:
> Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> >I'm trying to upgrade spamassassin, but portupgrade is stubling on every
> >dependant port. It appears it wants to re-install each port, which of
> >course doesn't work. It generates the make deinstall first error
> >message. portupgrade -m -DFORCE_PKG_REGISTER seems to have gotten around
> >the problem, but I'm curious as to what's causing this. Anyone have any
> >ideas?
> >
> >This is 4.11-RELEASE if that matters...
> Did you perhaps upgrade your Perl earlier? so that perhaps the existing 
> installed dependant ports are Perl packages for 5.6.1, but you now have 
> 5.6.2 and portupgrade thinks your dependant packages should be for that 
> - but it can't install them because the older versions for 5.6.1 are in 
> place.

I did recently go from 5.8 to 5.6. So that means all my perl stuff needs
to re-install? That doesn't really make any sense...
Jim C. Nasby, Database Consultant               decibel at 
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