'sudo port upgrade outdated' perl5.8->perl5.12 problem

Scott Webster sewebster at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 16:12:32 PDT 2011

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
<lars.sonchocky-helldorf at hamburg.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got the following problem with upgrading perl when doing an 'sudo port upgrade outdated':
> --->  Activating perl5 @5.12.3_1+perl5_12
> Error: Target org.macports.activate returned: 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.

Probably your perl5.8 installation got deactivated after this error
happened, so you can now activate perl5 (without forcing) without
problems.  This isn't the usual situation... there is a bunch of
discussion in the list archives if you want to do some more reading :)


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