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.



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