roberthuff at rcn.com
Fri Dec 26 13:48:35 UTC 2008
Jerry <gesbbb at yahoo.com> writes:
> Are ports being tied to specific versions of Perl? I did some
> Googling and found that of the users that have installed Perl
> from source on FBSD, most were not experiencing any major
> problem. If every time Perl is updated it will require massive
> changes or whatever to the FBSD ports, then perhaps there is a
> fundamental flaw in the ports system to start with.
There is no requirement any port use Perl.
There is no requiremment that any Perl-using port use a
Many - I would guess most - do, at least to the extent of
requiring the same major version (e.g. 5.x). There are 63 instances
of USE_PERL5 in ports/textproc alone.
I'm not a major direct Perl user, but I remember the jumps
from 5.0 to 5.6 and from 5.6 to 5.8. Both required the testing of
every affected port, and as I remember it problems were discovered
in both the ports and in the new Perl itself.
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