How upgrade p5.20-test, p5.20-module-build

David Evans devans at
Mon Dec 22 12:53:52 PST 2014

On 12/22/14 12:34 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> I'm trying to upgrade the indicated ports. I keep getting error messages like this:
>    --->  Activating p5.20-test-simple @1.1.11_0
> Error: org.macports.activate for port p5.20-test-simple returned: Image error: /opt/local/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.20/Test/ is being used by the active p5.20-test-tester port.  Please deactivate this port first, or use 'port -f activate p5.20-test-simple' to force the activation.
> I try deactivating or using the -f flag, but I still get similar errors. I've tried to uninstall but find myself in a morass of dependent modules.
> How get out of this?
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This is a known problem which has not as yet been fixed. Basicly, 
p5-test-tester (and p5-test-use-ok) have been integrated into 
p5-test-simple and are no longer
required to build any port. See

To work around this:

   1) make sure your ports are up-to-date
         sudo port selfupdate
   2) uninstall/deactivate p5.*-test-tester and p5.*-test-use-ok
         sudo port -f uninstall p5.*-test-tester and installed
         sudo port -f uninstall p5.*-test-use-ok and installed
   3) clean and upgrade p5*-test-simple
         sudo port clean p5*-test-simple
         sudo port upgrade p5.20-test-simple

I believe this should work for you


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