EXIM-4.50_2 install - "libperl.so" not found, required by "exim"

Posted on 2005-04-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Hi All,

I recently installed FreeBSD 5.3 on a client's new server.
Before doing cvsup for the ports, I installed exim (4.43 I think).

Then I cvsup'ed the ports and tried to upgrade exim.
Didn't work, so I deinstalled exim and did: make install, but I get this output:

fw:/usr/ports/mail/exim# make install
===>  Installing for exim-4.50_2
===>   exim-4.50_2 depends on file: /usr/local/bin/perl5.8.6 - found
===>   exim-4.50_2 depends on shared library: iconv.3 - found
===>   Generating temporary packing list
===>  Checking if mail/exim already installed

Installation directory is /usr/local/sbin

/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libperl.so" not found, required by "exim"

*** Could not run ./exim to find version number ***
*** Exim installation failed ***
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/mail/exim/work/exim-4.50.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/mail/exim.

I've also upgraded to perl 5.8.6

Do I need to remove the original exim executable?
If so, where is it?

Please help.


Question by:m0nk3yza
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it_alchemist earned 2000 total points
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You should always check /usr/ports/UPDATING for any gotchas before installing or updating any ports. There you'll find an entry on Perl:

  AFFECTS: users of lang/perl5 and lang/perl5.8
  AUTHOR: tobez@FreeBSD.org

  lang/perl5 has been updated to 5.6.2, and lang/perl5.8 has been
  updated to 5.8.6. you should update everything depending on perl, that

    * first, upgrade your perl installation (use either lang/perl5 or
      lang/perl5.8, the latter being recommended);
    * for FreeBSD 4.X, run "use.perl port", so that the system knows you
      have 5.8.6 or 5.6.2;  this step is not needed on FreeBSD 5.X and
      FreeBSD -CURRENT;
    * run some magic incantations to upgrade all ports depending on perl,
      that is run something like :
      portupgrade -f `(pkg_info -R perl-5\* |tail +4; \
        find /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.[68].[1245] -type f -print0 \
        | xargs -0 pkg_which -fv | sed -e '/: ?/d' -e 's/.*: //')|sort -u`
      This is likely to fail for a few ports, you'll have to upgrade them
      afterwards by hand.


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