Rebuild all ports for perl minor version update?

John Marino freebsdml at
Fri Jun 14 08:18:45 UTC 2013

On 6/14/2013 10:12, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> Since this is only (?) a minor-version update, why should it be necessary to upgrade all ports that depend on perl?
> In that case, why didn't they go to perl 5.18?

According to OpenBSD's Marc Espie on a pkgsrc list, a lot of established 
scripts will break on perl 5.18.  Apparently it is not highly backwards 

A large % of the perl packages would cease to build if they just moved 
to 5.18.  A minor upgrade is definitely better.


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