perl 5.8.3 in ports
khera at kcilink.com
Wed Mar 24 11:09:40 PST 2004
I've seen this question asked before, but either I missed the response
or there was none...
Is an upgrade to the perl in ports to version 5.8.3 in the works? It
seems that FreeBSD is lagging behind other systems in having a
convenient package of this available.
In particular, RT <http://www.bestpractical.com/> pretty much requires
5.8.3 to operate properly.
Is there any benefit of using the port/package for perl now that 5.x
doesn't have any perl in the base system anyway? Ie, the incentive to
have the port fix up the links so that the system installed perl won't
be used by accident is pretty much gone. The only drawback is that any
port requiring perl will have no place in which to register that
What are others doing who need the updated perl? I'm trying to decide
to wait a bit longer for the port or just go ahead and install 5.8.3
Vivek Khera, Ph.D. Khera Communications, Inc.
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