upgrading perl

Skylar Thompson skylar at cs.earlham.edu
Thu Dec 30 20:07:56 PST 2004

Karl Agee wrote:

> Freebsd 4.11-pre.  I am working on learning perl, and have perl 5.00x 
> that is in the base system when I installed 4.10-Release.  Since most 
> of the learning materials out there are based on later verisions esp 
> since 5.6.x some of the features arent in this older version.
> I am considering upgrading to 5.8.5 via ports, but, dont know if that 
> will break anything.
> Just being cautious...
> --Karl

The biggest thing you have to watch out for is to upgrade the modules 
with the distribution. Look in /usr/ports/UPDATING and search for Perl 
for more info.

-- Skylar Thompson (skylar at cs.earlham.edu)
-- http://www.cs.earlham.edu/~skylar/

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