Using Perl 5.8.8

rihad rihad at
Fri Jan 22 16:54:51 UTC 2010

Doug Barton wrote:
> On 1/22/2010 7:07 AM, rihad wrote:
>> Nope, it doesn't. I now have this in /etc/make.conf:
>> USE_PERL=5.8.8
>> PERL_PORT=perl5.8
>> Nevertheless portmaster -v lang/perl5.8 still tries to fetch perl 5.8.9,
> Portmaster only works with what's in your ports tree, it does not have
> any built-in capability to go back in time. If you wanted to use
> portmaster to do this you could adjust the port to the version you
> wanted and then invoke the command you posted.
Yup, sure, what I meant was that, given that portmaster runs "make" 
under cover, the overrides in make.conf don't seem to have any effect in 
this case. I might as well have cd'd to /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8 && make 
fetch with the same results. Those settings are probably not intended to 
be configured by the end user, but rather port maintainer.

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