"portmaster -r perl" rebuild almost everything, including apache24, php53 etc.

Boris Samorodov bsam at passap.ru
Sat Jun 22 08:32:34 UTC 2013

21.06.2013 23:23, Lev Serebryakov пишет:
> Hello, Freebsd-ports.
>   I have old 9-STABEL eserver, which was converted to pkg-ng some time
>  ago. This server has perl5.12, apache24, php53, some php modules, etc.
>  installed via ports.
>   I've tried to upgrade perl5.12 with recommended "portmaster -r perl"
>  and it rebuild almost everything, including apache, php, all php
>  modules, all apache modules, midnigght commander (mc) and lot more.

Well, for me it's not "all" at amount POV:
% pkg info  | wc -l
% pkg info -r perl | wc -l

But that minority includes libreoffice, virtualbox, qt4-*, texlive,
xorg-*, firefox, thunderbird... So, I'd say effictivly it's really
almost all.

>   Is it ok?

Technically "portmaster -r perl" rebuild all that depends on perl.
So you get what you asked for.

Should almost whole ports be rebuilded at a minor perl upgrade is
another question. And I think that the most resent change in perl
paths (the minor version was removed, i.e. 5.14.2 -> 5.14) is a step
in the right direction.

WBR, Boris Samorodov (bsam)
FreeBSD Committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve

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