Updating perl entries in make.conf (via package)

Peter Losher Peter_Losher at isc.org
Mon Jan 15 03:29:04 UTC 2007


I am updating several 5.x machines, and in the process updating the perl
packages from 5.6.x to 5.8.x.  What I have noticed is that if you are
installing a package on a new system, the package installs the symlinks
in /usr/bin and puts the Perl env variables in /etc/make.conf (as expected).

However, when updating (via pkg_delete -a, then pkg_add or portupgrade)
the symlinks aren't maintained and the perl variables are not modified.
 And the use.perl script seems to no longer exist (or I'd just have
portupgrade run 'use.perl port' after updating the perl package)

Is there a new/better way that perl is updated via packages so that the
symlinks are maintained and the entries in /etc/make.conf are updated
with the new perl version?

Thanks - Peter
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