Christopher Nehren wrote:
On Tue, May 25, 2004 at 14:01:11 EDT, Chuck Swiger scribbled these
curious markings:


"Elbereth"...? :-)

pkg_info: package bsdpan-DBD-mysql-2.9003 has no origin recorded
pkg_info: package bsdpan-DBI-1.42 has no origin recorded
pkg_info: package bsdpan-GD-1.19 has no origin recorded

Should I be worried about this? Or, how do I fix this?

The messages are telling you that when you installed the package, BSDPAN did register it into the package database, but it (obviously) has no information about where from the ports tree you installed it; e.g., if you installed DBI from the ports tree, its origin would be databases/p5-DBI.

The CPAN module is Perl's mechanism for updating itself, and thus is kept more up-to-date than the FreeBSD ports collection.


The merits of customizing Perl more specificly for FreeBSD should be counterbalanced by the concern of modifying the behavior of a standard tool (similar to the concerns over archivers/gtar).

Why you're installing packages that are in the ports tree without using the
ports tree is beyond me. If you want it to be updated, send-pr with a
patch.

Unfortunately, the maintainer of perl is currently AWOL. See:

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=61444
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=62209
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=65925    # from me...
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=66782

--
-Chuck

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