Hi Tony,

I would use cvsup to update your ports tree.

You can use %make buildworld, to reinstall system
perl. Look in /etc/make.conf for NOPERL var to
unset accordingly to if you want to build it 
or not.

You can also try to install perl from ports. Then
you can use %use.perl ports, or %use.perl system
To define which perl your system will use. 

You can also try deinstalling some p5- modules.

Hope this helps,


On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 10:29:26PM -0800, Tony Jones wrote:
> Hi.  
> Over time I've got into the habit of either using packages or building 
> directly from the source.  Last time I tried this (Postfix) and asked a Q
> here, I was rapped over the knuckles :-) and told to use the Ports.
> Right now I'm trying to build spamassassin, so I decided I'd be good and do 
> it the Ports way.
> My current system is 4.9-PRERELEASE #5,  upgraded for many years from src
> using CTM.
> - Read the handbook, ran /stand/sysinstall to get the ports tree, this failed
>   not finding the download location on ftp.freebsd.org and telling me to
>   manually change it
> - So I went and got it manually.   Was a little confused as many years ago
>   I recalled their being a ports tree per release.  Now ports-stable and
>   ports-current both point to ports.
> - I downloaded ports,tar.gz.   Unpacked it and changed into 
> ports/mail/p5-Mail-SpamAssassin"
> - Did a make which immediately failed with
> "Makefile", line 27: Malformed conditional (${PERL_LEVEL} < 500600)
> "Makefile", line 27: Need an operator
> "Makefile", line 31: if-less endif
> "Makefile", line 31: Need an operator
> "Makefile", line 33: Malformed conditional (${PERL_LEVEL} < 500800)
> "Makefile", line 33: Need an operator
> "Makefile", line 35: if-less endif
> "Makefile", line 35: Need an operator
> I recalled being able to make individual ports this way in the past.
> So, this not working, I went and grabbed the sources for Mail-SpamAssassin-2.60
> and figured I'd try building it manually.
> trying: perl -MCPAN -e shell  (which is the INSTALL files recommended way)
> just generated lots of messages telling me to install Bundle::libnet ASAP
> and when I did, it failed to install and seems to have messed up the perl
> packages on my system.
> So, two questions:
> 1) How can I reinstall perl 5.005_03 (make install from /usr/src)
> 2) Once I have the perl restored,  what is the best way to install SpamAssassin
> on 4.9 ?
> Thanks
> Tony (who hates perl)
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