One of many greatly appreciated suggestions Boris Samorodov wrote: > % grep <filename> /var/db/pkg/p5-*/+CONTENTS
While looking in that directory, I noticed the good system had net-snmp-5.2.2_1 The broken system had had the wrong version of net-snmp earlier in the week but I remember doing a deinstall which left no net-snmp distribution at all, possibly the problem. The broken system is newer and the net-snmp5x port there is net-snmp5.3x so I installed that. It did lots of things to perl5.8 but when done, I still had the same problem of wrong files in /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8. The make all-depends-list output from both systems was identical. Finally, more out of frustration than logical procedure, I got an un-updated port of mrtg whose Makefile was dated in 2007. Next, I went to the broken system and for the ten-thousandth time, did make deinstall. A ls -l of /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 verified that mrtg-related files were gone. I then did rm -r on the mrtg port I had been building with and un-tar'd the older mrtg port. make install ran and low and behold, the 5.8 directory in /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl now had the proper list of files. I then put back the newer port of mrtg whose Makefile is dated in June, did a make deinstall and make install cycle and expected to see the problem again. Instead, the perl library changes, most likely based upon the installation of the proper net-snmp package survived and all now appears to be well. Thanks to everybody who helped. This was one of the most puzzling UNIX trouble-shooting adventures I have been on in years. Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK Systems Engineer OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"