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Date:      Wed, 01 Jan 2020 18:50:19 -0800
From:      "Ronald F. Guilmette" <>
To:        "John Levine" <>
Subject:   Re: Getting around goofy package dependencies
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20200102024235.6D14511E7720@ary.qy>

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In message <20200102024235.6D14511E7720@ary.qy>, you wrote:

>In article <> you write:
>>Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
>>FreeBSD repository is up to date.
>>All repositories are up to date.
>>The following 2 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
>>New packages to be INSTALLED:
>>        p5-Net-IDN-Encode: 2.500
>>        perl5.28: 5.28.2
>>Number of packages to be installed: 2
>Something strange is going on.  On one of my 12.1 systems, which should h=
ave t
>he same
>packages as 12.0, I have the default perl 5.30 and p5-Net-IDN-Encode inst=
alls =

>uninstalls from pkg just fine.
>Do you have other stuff that is downversion from the pkg defaults?  It
>gets pretty unhappy when you don't have just the versions it expects.
>As a workaround, try installing that perl module from ports and see if
>it shows any other unexpected dependencies.

I de-installed my perl5 and just left it that way.  Then I tried just
doing pkg intall on p5-Net-IDN-Encode.

Now, guess which version of perl5 the pkg system decided to automagically
install along with p5-Net-IDN-Encode.  per5-5.30.0

*Something* is really bananas here.

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