Rebuild all ports for perl minor version update?
jerry at seibercom.net
Fri Jun 14 09:49:44 UTC 2013
On Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:18:31 +0200
John Marino articulated:
> 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 compatible.
> A large % of the perl packages would cease to build if they just
> moved to 5.18. A minor upgrade is definitely better.
So what does that mean for the future of Perl-5.18 & FreeBSD? I haven't
seen any unusual chatter in other forums for other OSs regarding a
problem with Perl-5.18. Hell, even SlashDot has not had any negative
chatter that I am aware of and they are always the first to jump on any
software problem, real or imaginary. Is this a FreeBSD "specific"
problem and if so, what is being done to eradicate it?
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