Using Perl 5.8.8

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Jan 21 17:29:29 UTC 2010

rihad wrote:
> Hi, one of the programs I'm using (freeradius' rlm_perl) segfaults with 
> both Perl 5.8.9 and 5.10, only working with 5.8.8. How can I cleanly 
> install Perl 5.8.8 on a fresh system, without mangling the port 
> Makefile? I've tried putting both USE_PERL=5.8.8 and PERL_VERSION=5.8.8 
> in /etc/make.conf, but "make fetch" still tries to fetch version 5.8.9.

portdowngrade is what you'ld have to use.  However, perl-5.8.8 has known
security vulnerabilities:

Would definitely be better to get your program to work with a current
version of perl.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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