Rebuild all ports for perl minor version update?

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Fri Jun 14 10:10:22 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 05:49:41AM -0400, Jerry wrote:
> 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?

This is not a FreeBSD "specific" problem given that Marc Espie is from OpenBSD
and so was speaking of problems found on OpenBSD. using google I found the said
mail quite quickly:

Where Marc gives example of changes in perl 5.18 that can lead to breakage.

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