Error installing ncurses (haven't updated in a LONG time)

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Mon Sep 3 19:56:23 PDT 2012

On Sep 3, 2012, at 10:50 PM, G R Lewis <groblewis at> wrote:
> Error: org.macports.activate for port perl5 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.
> Please see the log file for port perl5 for details:
>     /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_lang_perl5/perl5/main.log

You probably want to uninstall the old perl5.8 port you have installed and then install the current perl5 port (which will give you perl5.12 by default)

> And, a question: doesn't Mac OS X already include Perl?

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