HEADS UP: MAJOR changes to the ports system

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Feb 6 05:34:03 PST 2004

On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 07:53:55PM +0100, Mark Huizer wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 02:49:15AM -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > Sorry for the wide distribution, but it is critical that -CURRENT users
> > hear this.  Two _MAJOR_ changes just went in to the ports tree that are
> > bound to cause some pain to -CURRENT users.  
> > 
> > Second, Perl 5.8.2 is now the default version of Perl in -CURRENT since
> > the 5.2 split.  This replaces Perl 5.6.1 as the default.  Note: Perl
> > 5.00503 is still the default version of Perl in the 4.X base OS.
> Did anyone ever create some kind of 'best practice' on how to upgrade
> ports' perl on a system? I see quite a lof dependencies, and the issue
> is/might be that files are installed in directories carrying the perl
> version number.
> What do people do to make this transition? upgrade perl and make a
> symlink? Upgrade perl and reinstall all ports? deinstall everything and
> reinstall?

Add this to make.conf:


Remove old perl port, install perl 5.8, rebuild p5*, fix dependencies
with pkgdb -F.

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