Perl 5.8 dependency?
protsman at mac.com
Wed Mar 17 13:53:26 PDT 2010
It looks like all is well now. I applied the 'perl5 +perl5_10' variant
then inadvertently uninstalled a number of ports while trying to fix
the issue. I reinstalled most (the ones I thought I needed) and
removed darcs. Lastly, I ran the following . . .
sudo port sync; sudo port selfupdate ; sudo port upgrade outdated
. . . and the perl5.8 situation has been resolved.
---> Updating the ports tree
---> Updating MacPorts base sources using rsync
MacPorts base version 1.8.2 installed,
MacPorts base version 1.8.2 downloaded.
---> MacPorts base is already the latest version
The ports tree has been updated. To upgrade your installed ports, you
port upgrade outdated
Error: No ports matched the given expression
I still don't know what the cause was, but at this point I am not
concerned since the problem has vanished.
On Mar 17, 2010, at 1:25 PM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> You have likely found a bug (ports that need perl should almost
> always be OK with either perl 5.10 or 5.8 being installed and
> shouldn't need the other one).
> I don't know of a better way of figuring out which port is causing
> you the problem other than manually.
> Take the output of 'port outdated' and search for the one that is
> pulling in perl5.8 (you could take half of the list and try to
> upgrade it and keep cutting it in half until you find the port
> causing the problem - or you could just upgrade the ports one at a
> time until you find the culprit).
> you probably also want to make sure you have perl5 +perl5_10
> On Mar 17, 2010, at 4:11 PM, S.M. Protsman wrote:
>> To make it interesting I ran the dependents command:
>> @naiad ~] port dependents perl5.8
>> perl5.8 has no dependents!
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