So digging further, the problem installing perl5162-core appears to be due to a bug in dpkg handling directories that differ in capitalisation when installing on a case sensitive file system.
/sw/lib/perl5-core/5.16.2/version/Internals.pod was unable to be installed because /sw/lib/perl5-core/5.16.2/version/ was not created. Checking with dpkg the created perl5162-core_5.16.2-103_darwin-x86_64.deb shows that /sw/lib/perl5-core/5.16.2/version/ is within the deb file and /sw/lib/perl5-core/5.16.2/Version/, however the lower case version was not being created, while /sw/lib/perl5-core/5.16.2/Version was being created which only had one file. ls -l /sw/lib/perl5-core/5.16.2/Version total 32 -r--r--r-- 1 root admin 14605 7 Jan 11:47 Requirements.pm So dpkg seems to be confused when two directories differing in case should be created on a case sensitive APFS file system. Manually creating the directory: sudo mkdir /sw/lib/perl5-core/5.16.2/version/ then allows perl5162-core to install, no longer complaining about Internals.pod being unable to be installed. Leigh -- Leigh M. Smith mailto:le...@leighsmith.com http://www.leighsmith.com _______________________________________________ fink-core mailing list email@example.com List archive: http://news.gmane.org/gmane.os.apple.fink.core Subscription management: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fink-core