Gtk-Perl - having problems

Josef Karthauser joe at
Sat May 19 16:12:43 BST 2001

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On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 11:00:51PM +0100, Ben Paley wrote:
> This doesn't seem to be the problem; even after cvsuping the ports I get
> error messages telling me I'm trying to install an old port... now I have=
> been playing with this for about a week, so I can't remember exactly, but=
> error message referred me to an FAQ somewhere which seemed to imply that
> because I upgraded in one huge leap from 3.3 to 4.3 I'd missed some file =
> changes, and that, basically, my system doesn't really know where all its
> components are.

That really shouldn't be the case.  It's more likely that there are some
_old_ files from the 3.X days still on the system that are getting in
the way.  What I'd do is do an 'ls -Rl /usr' and see what's kicking
around with an old date and delete it.

> That would explain some other odd behaviour, like every time I
> try ro compile anything I get messages telling me the libraries aren't th=
> even though they are... I certainly don't know enough to sort that out by=
> so, unless it's easier than I think I'm tempted - oh, this is so not the =
> way :( - to archive anything important, format my bsd partitions, reinsta=
ll from
> 4.0 media (which I have :) ) and cvsup from there.
> 	I don't really want to do this, is there a better way? I have a feeling
> it's all a bit of a mess.

No - that really shouldn't be necessary.  How about I pop over and take
a look in the next few days?


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