Failed to open Portfile from registry

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Jun 26 20:46:21 PDT 2012

On Jun 26, 2012, at 21:46, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2012-6-27 11:38 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> Now that I've caught up on the commits and other messages of the day, I understand what's going on. A major change just took place for all of perl in MacPorts in r94655. This needed to be done, but it included a change to the perl5 portgroup that is incompatible with how that portgroup was used before: the perl5.branches option was removed; previous p5 ports relied on that option existing. So as with the previous time that we did a massive overhaul of perl in MacPorts two years ago, the existing perl5 1.0 portgroup should have been kept intact and a new perl5 1.1 portgroup created with these changes, to avoid these warning messages. 
>> Thankfully in this case the warnings are harmless and should just be ignored:
> I guess we could put the default back for a while if the warning is
> confusing people.

I think it will confuse people and cause them to email the list or file tickets. At least there's a canonical response we can point them to on the users list now. But if we can easily prevent the warning by putting a perl5.branches default (empty?) into the portgroup that would be nice.

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