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 Perl 5 port
Author: Ted Fines 
Date:   14-11-03 20:12

Hi all,

I'm having trouble updating my FreeBSD 4.6.2 system to Perl 5.8.

I first ran CVSup as root 'cvsup ~/supfile' to update my base and lang ports. Here's my supfile:

# $FreeBSD: src/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile,v 2001/04/22 16:52:53 asami Exp $
# IMPORTANT: Change the next line to use one of the CVSup mirror sites
# listed at
*default base=/usr
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=.
*default delete use-rel-suffix

That all looked like it worked. Then I did:
cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8
make test

Everything looked great so far, no errors.

Then I did:
make install

And the output was:
su-2.05a# make install
===> Installing for perl-5.8.2_1
===> Generating temporary packing list
===> Checking if lang/perl5.8 already installed
pkg_info: illegal option -- O
usage: pkg_info [-cdDfGiIkLmopqrRsvVx] [-e package] [-l prefix]
[-t template] [-W filename] [pkg-name ...]
pkg_info -a [flags]
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8.

I haven't been able to come up with anything on this via Google. What have I done wrong? I've grepped the Makefile for references to pkg_info, but have found none.

The really bad part is that my previous version of Perl, 5.6.1, is now gone. I tried reinstalling it with the same 'make', 'make test', 'make install' commands above, but I get the exact same error.


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