Suggestion for distinction of XS Perl ports

Christopher Nehren apeiron at
Fri Feb 6 09:37:29 PST 2004

While trying out a threaded Apache (and thus a threaded Perl), I read
that I had to reinstall all of my XS modules. So, off to "portupgrade -f
'p5-*'" (and others later, of course) I go. But that's hitting a lot of
modules that don't use XS. Would it be unfeasible to demarcate XS 
modules by package name, like p5-DBI-XS? Then I can do 
"portupgrade -f 'p5-*XS*'" and just get the XS modules. I'm not fully
knowledgeable about how the ports tree works with something like this,
but I'd be glad to help implement it.

Speaking of Perl, has anyone looked at ports/61444? It's been sitting
untended for about three weeks. I understand that Perl's important, but
I wouldn't think that it'd take three weeks to test an upgrade PR.

Thanks for listening. Best regards,
Christopher Nehren

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pejorative meaning "stupid and unsophisticated".  -- Ken Thompson
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