160919 Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:53:10 -0400, Philip Webb wrote: >> I got around the problem by using : >> emerge --backtrack=30 -pvtD perl perl-Archive-Tar perl-Carp >> perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib perl-CPAN-Meta-Requirements perl-Data-Dumper >> perl-ExtUtils-CBuilder perl-ExtUtils-Install perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker >> perl-ExtUtils-Manifest perl-ExtUtils-ParseXS perl-File-Spec >> perl-Getopt-Long perl-IO perl-Locale-Maketext perl-Perl-OSType >> perl-Scalar-List-Utils perl-Test-Harness perl-Text-ParseWords > I'm surprised you needed to jump through such hoops. > I updated 2 stable systems to perl 5.22 last week > and emerge @world took care of all blockers, > although I did need to run perl-cleaner afterwards.
I never run 'emerge world' without '-p' : it's the lazy way to manage a Gentoo system & asks for trouble. >> Perl can stay where it is till LO 5.2 arrives in Portage : >> in fact, isn't it a bit slow appearing ? > 220.127.116.11 has been in testing for a couple of days, > but it appears that 18.104.22.168 is the only ebuild in stable, > so that may be the reason for your downgrade. Actually, it wb an upgrade from 22.214.171.124 . Anyway, the problem is resolved & I can decide when/how to proceed. -- ========================,,============================================ SUPPORT ___________//___, Philip Webb ELECTRIC /]     | Cities Centre, University of Toronto TRANSIT `-O----------O---' purslowatchassdotutorontodotca