Threaded Perl on 4.10-RELEASE

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Nov 15 06:43:24 PST 2004

On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 09:30:44AM -0500, Gustafson, Tim wrote:

> Is there any way to turn on threaded Perl in the base system, instead of
> using the Perl port?  I need to use p5-Sendmail-Milter which requires
> threads, but I would rather not install the Perl port over the base Perl
> installation.  Is there any flag I can set in /etc/make.conf that will
> configure the base system to install a threaded Perl instead of a
> non-threaded one?

No, unfortunately there isn't (at least, not without delving into the
code).  Your best and simplest option really is to install
lang/perl5.8.  Remember that you need to install it with the
WITH_THREADS make option in order to get a threaded perl.  Threading
support in perl-5.005.03 was still quite experimental.  Support in a
recent version, like 5.8.5 is much better



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
                                                      Savill Way
PGP:         Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614                                  Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list