Perl Uninstall Issues

Christopher Stone listmeister at
Wed Mar 2 08:56:40 PST 2011

Hey Folks,

Okay.  I've gone through the selfupdate and update outdated processes, but when I look at ports installed it seems I have TWO versions of Perl installed:

  perl5 @5.12.3_0+perl5_12 (active)
  perl5.12 @5.12.3_1 (active)

If I understand correctly I need to uninstall:

  perl5 @5.12.3_0+perl5_12 (active)

However there are a number of dependents:

--->  Unable to uninstall/deactivate perl5 @5.12.3_0+perl5_12, the following ports depend on it:
--->  	autoconf @2.68_1
--->  	automake @1.11.1_0
--->  	glib2 @2.28.1_0
--->  	gtk-doc @1.16_0+python27
--->  	help2man @1.38.4_0
--->  	intltool @0.40.6_0
--->  	p5-getopt-long @2.38_1
--->  	p5-locale-gettext @1.05_4
--->  	p5-pathtools @3.33_1
--->  	p5-scalar-list-utils @1.23_1
--->  	p5-xml-parser @2.40_1

What's the best way to deal with this?

Should I uninstall these piecemeal and then uninstall Perl?  Or should I uninstall Perl with the 'force' switch and then update outdated again?


Best Regards,

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