Active port install isssue

Scott Haneda talklists at
Sat Jul 4 00:10:54 PDT 2009

On Jul 3, 2009, at 11:35 PM, Bryan Blackburn wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 10:29:01PM -0700, Scott Haneda said:
>> Yeah, I do not get this:
>> $sudo port -d install p5-mail-spf
>> Installs clean...
>> $sudo port -d install p5-mail-spf-query
>> --->  Activating p5-mail-spf-query @1.999.1_0
>> Error: Target org.macports.activate returned: Image error:
>> /opt/local/bin/spfquery is being used by the active p5-mail-spf port.
>> Please deactivate this port first, or use 'port -f activate
>> p5-mail-spf-query' to force the activation.
>> Warning: the following items did not execute (for p5-mail-spf-query):
>> org.macports.activate
>> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
>> /opt/local/bin/spfquery is not being used by p5-mail-spf, unless I
>> misunderstand what port contents is showing me.  I had a 99% flawless
>> install of ASSP and all it's chunks, but this one hitch, and I am
>> going to have to add a -f to the install process?
> In order for contents to work the port has to be active, which means  
> you
> forced p5-mail-spf-query to install right?  That then detached p5- 
> mail-spf
> from the conflicting file, so contents doesn't show it any more.  Try
> deactivating both, then just activate p5-mail-spf and run contents  
> again.
> You should see spfquery.

I will take your word for it, your explanation below makes sense to me  

> A quick test here shows p5-mail-spf to install spfquery as well as  
> spfd,
> which p5-mail-spf-query also installs but in a different location  
> (bin vs.
> sbin).
> It would appear these two ports are conflicting with one another  
> (and I note
> FreeBSD has tagged them as such [1]) so it seems like they shouldn't  
> be
> installed at the same time.

I can not find reference to this, can you point me to it, it may help  
me leverage some of the issues below that I am going to have to bring  
up with the ASSP developers.

> Note that 1.8 will have a way to denote this,
> but for now just use one, I'm guessing p5-mail-spf since it has been  
> updated
> more recently (though that isn't the most scientific way to decide).

Thank you Brian, I was not aware contents worked that way.  Thanks.   
Here is the problem...
 From the ASSP install requirements:
	Mail::SPF::Query version 1.999001
	Mail::SPF version 2.005

So for whatever reasons, the devs of ASSP have deemed them both  
needed, and specify the min versions as well.

How does CPAN deal with the installation of these two items if you had  
to guess?  ASSP comes with a bash script to do these installs, just  
calling out to CPAN, and I have not heard anyone have this issue of  

I can try to talk to the developers about this, but there are many a  
working install, so I am going to get resistance.  I assume CPAN just  
writes over the other one?

I am going to have to confirm, but the code looks like it does this:
if (! Mail::SPF::Query)
	die('please install Mail::SPF::Query')

if (! Mail::SPF)

If that is the case, what wold you suggest?
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