Perl error, once and for all

Mark Hattam mark at
Wed Feb 25 07:21:38 PST 2009

On 25 Feb 2009, at 15:03, Daniel J. Luke wrote:

> 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

The error says to EITHER deactivate perl5.8 OR use the -f flag ...  
(similar to the xorg problem a couple of days ago) ... which should  
you choose? How do you know which to choose?


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