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Re: pkg_rolling-replace and mismatched version

Riccardo Mottola <> writes:

> sudo pkg_add -v /usr/packages/All/perl-5.38.2.tgz
> pkg_add: no pkg found for '/usr/packages/All/perl-5.38.2.tgz', sorry.
> pkg_add: 1 package addition failed
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   18M May 17 18:32 perl-5.38.2.tgz

run "tar tfvz" on it and see what's inside.

> Mystery is that lintpkgsrc did check:
> => Full dependency perl>=5.36: found perl-5.36.0
> But pkg_info told me it wasn't there.. how can this check pass?
> eowyn$ perl
> -sh: perl: not found
> I thus got perl from the prebuild binaries and installed it. Now
> lintpgsrc is running... it will take some time on this oldie. But I
> wonder what's going on.

Check that you have only one PKG_DBDIR (/usr/pkg/pkgdb, and not

Check for directories in PKG_DBDIR that are empty, or otherwise

find / -name perl
and see if it is in /usr/local or some other place.

I am pretty convinced that something is wrong with your system.

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