Upgrade errors.

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Fri May 29 00:28:41 PDT 2009

On 2009-5-29 15:36, Bryan Blackburn wrote:
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 09:35:57PM -0700, Frank J. R. Hanstick said:
>> Hello,
>> 	I got the following errors following:
> [...]
>> Error: No port perl5.9 found.
>> Error: No port render found.
>> Error: No port render found.
>> are about.  I may have seen these before; but, cannot remember when or 
>> why.
> perl5.9 was renamed perl5.9-devel over a year ago [1], then deleted about a
> month after that [2] in favor of the release-status perl5.10.  Depending on
> what you're doing with it, going with perl5.10 is probably the best choice.
> The render port was removed [3] in favor of xorg-renderproto after being a
> stub port for a while.  Just force-uninstall render and you should be fine
> as it should have been only a build-time dependency and xorg-renderproto
> takes care of that now.
> Unfortunately MacPorts doesn't have any sort of support for
> renaming/deleting ports so this kind of issue occasionally surfaces.

It'll be a little better in 1.8 since trying to run an action on a port
that is installed but not available in the ports tree has been demoted
from an error to a warning.

- Josh

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