Perl error, once and for all

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Wed Feb 25 07:03:46 PST 2009

On Feb 25, 2009, at 12:49 AM, Scott Haneda wrote:
> Sorry, I know this has been explained before,

yes, very recently.

> bur I can not find the answer:
> DEBUG: Executing org.macports.activate (p5-mime-base64)
> --->  Activating p5-mime-base64 @3.07_0
> Error: Target org.macports.activate returned: Image error: /opt/ 
> local/share/man/man3/MIME::Base64.3pm.gz is being used by the active  
> perl5.8 port.  Please deactivate this port first, or use the -f flag  
> to force the activation.

As the error says, you want to use -f to activate in this case.

Really, the port should output a note letting you know that you need  
to do this (and/or we should just decide to order @INC like freebsd  
ports does so that we don't have to deal with it any more.).

Daniel J. Luke
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