Packages : perl5-5.30 outdated but forced for any package

From: Xavier Humbert <>
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2021 07:47:18 UTC

I had to install via pkg a Python module that won't compile. I know it's 
Bad to mix ports and packages, but it doesn't compile for an unknown 
reason, and I need it.

When I do

pkg install devel/py-platformdirs

It says

> New packages to be INSTALLED:
> perl5.30: 5.30.3_1
> py38-platformdirs: 2.3.0
> [...]
> =====
> Message from perl5.30-5.30.3_1:
> [...]
> ===>   NOTICE:
> This port is deprecated; you may wish to reconsider installing it:

Why does pkg insist to install an old, outdated version of perl (I have 
an up-to-date perl already) ?

Please consider updating perl in Packages (latest is afaik 5.34)



Xavier HUMBERT - Unix/Win/MacOSX Sysadmin/Network Senior Engineer