Using Perl 5.8.8
jhell at DataIX.net
Fri Jan 22 02:33:57 UTC 2010
On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:02, rihad@ wrote:
> Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> 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.
> Thanks for pointing this out. However, portdowngrade doesn't help me much:
> # portdowngrade -s:pserver:anoncvs at anoncvs.FreeBSD.org:/home/ncvs
> portdowngrade 0.6 by Heiner Eichmann
> Please note, that nothing is changed in the ports tree
> unless it is explicitly permitted in step 6!
> Seeking port lang/perl5.8 ... not found
This will work out for you.
Run pkg_version -vl'<' after to determine if perl is going to be upgraded
and what else there is to upgrade. You will have to recompile any ports
that depend on perl after and this is covered by /usr/ports/UPDATING
@date's 20090911 & 20090328.
Best of luck.
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