perl error

John B Brown jbb at
Sat Jun 12 22:22:26 PDT 2010

	My typo. It was the .gz perl-5.8.9.tar package. I chose that because of 
the apparent trouble with checksums in the .bz2 package.

	I installed it into the proper distfiles locations as a .bz2, having 
removed the .TMP file, gunziped the .gz file, and converted the 
resulting .tar file to a .bz2 file. The package then worked for 'port 
install gv'. Not that either gv or gs work, mind you. They present 
windows, but that's about the extent of the nasty little things; no 
content or control.

On 6/12/10 9:07 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jun 12, 2010, at 19:17, John B Brown wrote:
>> 	perl-5.8.9 refuses to download.
>> jbb at pinball3:~/MacPorts
>> (31): % sudo port install ghostscript
>> --->   Computing dependencies for ghostscript
>> --->   Dependencies to be installed: autoconf help2man p5-locale-gettext perl5 perl5.8 m4 automake cairo fontconfig freetype zlib libpixman libpng pkgconfig xrender xorg-libX11 xorg-bigreqsproto xorg-inputproto xorg-kbproto xorg-libXau xorg-xproto xorg-libXdmcp xorg-util-macros xorg-xcmiscproto xorg-xextproto xorg-xf86bigfontproto xorg-xtrans xorg-renderproto jpeg libpaper libtool tiff xorg-libXext xorg-libXt xorg-libsm xorg-libice
>> --->   Fetching perl5.8
>> --->   Attempting to fetch perl-5.8.9.tar.bz2 from
> And what happens then? It hangs? It generates an error?
>> 	I went to and downloaded the .gv package directly. How do I use that for the source for the perl port?
> I don't think you mean ".gv package"; I think you mean the .tar.gz file? If so, that's not the file the port expects; it expects a .tar.bz2 file, as you can see from the output above. Download the expected .tar.bz2 file and put it in /opt/local/var/macports/distfiles/perl5.8


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