On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 07:58:25AM -0400, Jesse Sheidlower wrote: > In the past few days, it seems that the p5-podlators port > has been changed in a way that it doesn't install because > it conflicts with perl-5.8.5--you get one of those "Can't > be installed because both are installed in the same place" > messages. > > It doesn't make much sense that a bunch of basic Perl > modules would conflict with Perl itself, and now I > can't install or upgrade any of the many dependencies > of p5-podlators. > > Anyone know what's up with this?
p5-podlators contains essentially the same set of modules as are installed as a standard part of perl-5.8.5. In fact, the p5-podlators port will try and overwrite some files claimed by the perl-5.8.5 port. There's no point in installing both. Just deinstall the p5-podlators port, and re-install perl-5.8.5 and all will be well. Even if you subsequently go and install a port with an explicit dependency on p5-podlators, the ports system will detect that the module is available even though it was installed as part of a different port. Other than occasionally having to run 'pkgdb -F' there won't be any downside. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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