perl5, perl5.* changes

Mark Hattam mark at
Sat Feb 26 11:16:45 PST 2011

On 26 Feb 2011, at 16:34, Daniel J. Luke wrote:

> On Feb 26, 2011, at 11:32 AM, Mark Hattam wrote:
>>>> Error: port activate failed: Image error: /opt/local/bin/a2p is being used by the active perl5.8 port.  Please deactivate this port first, or use 'port -f activate perl5' to force the activation.
>> The output from the initial "upgrade" says
>>>> --->  Deactivating perl5 @5.8.9_0
>> So is it perl5 that needs deleting or the /opt/local/bin/a2p ... whatever that is?
> read the error message, my response or do `port provides /opt/local/bin/a2p`
> You will see that you want to deactivate/uninstall perl5.8 (which is different from perl5)
> Once you do that, you can install perl5 (which will link to your newly built perl5.12)
> --
> Daniel J. Luke                                                                   

Hmmm ... perhaps as a result of uninstalling perl 5.8 ( sudo port deactivate perl5.8 @5.8.9_3 ) and then activating perl5 ( sudo port activate perl5 @5.12.3_0+perl5_12 ), I now see

iMac:~ mark$ port provides /opt/local/bin/a2p
/opt/local/bin/a2p is provided by: perl5

iMac:~ mark$ ls -la /opt/local/bin/ | grep a2p
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root  admin        8 26 Feb 16:34 a2p -> a2p-5.12
-rwxr-xr-x    2 root  admin   126344 26 Feb 15:04 a2p-5.12

So now a2p is provided by perl5 not by perl5.12, whereas before it was provided by perl5.8 not by perl5 ... ???


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