perl ports overwriting files, so need -f?

Vincent Lefevre vincent-opdarw at
Fri Sep 12 14:48:35 PDT 2008

On 2008-09-12 11:43:06 -0400, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2008, at 8:53 AM, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
>> On 2008-09-12 14:45:28 +0200, Caspar Florian Ebeling wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Vincent Lefevre
>>> <vincent-opdarw at> wrote:
>>>> On 2008-09-12 13:00:53 +0200, Caspar Florian Ebeling wrote:
>>>>> Do I get it right that one has to force a good part
>>>>> of the perl ports to make them install?
>>>> It's better not to install them.
>>> What about ports which depend on perl ports?
>> In general, there is no reason to depend on such ports.
> please stop trolling.

You are annoying. I'm just saying that this can be a bug. This
is based on real experience: On ***every*** port I've tried that
depends on such a module, I've installed a local version without
the dependency (thus, keeping the modules from perl 5.8) and had
no problems at all. The bugs I've reported have been fixed.

So, the user should try without the dependency and see if it is
needed or not, and report a bug.

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