Perl error, once and for all
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Wed Feb 25 13:21:38 PST 2009
On Feb 25, 2009, at 7:03 AM, 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.
Can you point me to they "why", not just the solution, I want to
understand what is the problem?
>> 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.
That feels dirty to me, why not just -f all p5 installs then? If that
is the real solution, why not have ports look for p5 and auto add the -
f? I am sure this is a bad idea, but if this is the norm, users are
more or less going to do this anyway. What are the risks?
> 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.).
I think I just found the trac on this, and read it, it is ancient,
this seems a pretty good issue to solve. Is there anything I can do
to move it along?
Thanks for the replies.
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