Well, I got as far as:
71-94-181-200:~ Bill$ sudo port install p5-device-serialport
---> Computing dependencies for p5-device-serialport
---> Dependencies to be installed: perl5 perl5.8
---> Configuring perl5.8
Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: shell command failed
Log for perl5.8 is at: /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_lang_perl5.8/main.log
Error: The following dependencies failed to build: perl5 perl5.8
Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
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I thought I had installed everything according the the "Getting Started Page; but must have made a mistake or two.
I'm completely lost and I'm no newbie on this computer. I want to control motors and servos for a video camera on set; but so far this is seriously difficult. I would appreciate some help, or at least advice on how to sort out all the details; there is so much information here. Thanks in advance for any help. I'll check back tomorrow.