Subject: Re: failure to detect that perl5 is already installed.
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/05/2004 09:38:24
On Wed, 5 May 2004, Alan Barrett wrote:

: The pkgviews stuff is full of confusing error messages.  Another
: one is "This package doesn't support PKG_INSTALLATION_TYPE=none"
: when what it means is more like "This package cannot be installed
: because the intersection between PKG_INSTALLATION_PREFS=pkgviews and
: PKG_INSTALLATION_TYPES=overwrite is empty".

Which sounds like you want

    PKG_INSTALLATION_PREFS=pkgviews overwrite

for compatibility with both, preferring pkgviews.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>