'sudo port upgrade outdated' perl5.8-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

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Mar 23 10:46:36 PDT 2011

On Mar 23, 2011, at 00:47, Scott Webster wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 6:12 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> It sounds like Lars' situation is that perl5.8 did *not* get deactivated. Unfortunately, with the way the upgrade to perl 5.12 was handled, this *is* normal (all users will experience this problem), and requires the user to manually deactivate perl5.8, before proceeding to activate the new perl5.
> I could just be remembering wrong, but i though in my case that after
> I got the same error as Lars, macports continued onto the next step,
> which was removing the old version of perl5 (5.8).  Possibly this is
> because I used the -u switch?  But I could just have it mixed up in my
> head.

Yes, MacPorts would deactivate perl5 @5.8.x_y when upgrading to perl5 @5.12.p_q.

But MacPorts would not know to deactivate perl5.8 @5.8.x_y first; you must do so manually.

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