[HEADS-UP] switching default Perl to 5.22

Patrick Powell papowell at astart.com
Mon Aug 31 23:23:45 UTC 2015

On 08/28/15 09:16, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
> +--On 28 août 2015 19:11:21 +0300 Konstantin Belousov
> <kostikbel at gmail.com> wrote:
> | Previous policy, even if informal, was to wait for 5.xx.1 before bringing
> | the port to the tree.  May be, we should wait for xx.1 before switching
> | the default port, at least ?
> The previous policy was "oh shit, our default version is not supported any
> more, let's try and see how it goes with the version that will not be
> supported after this year."
> I've been bumping default Perl versions every six months for a long time so
> that we could catch up.
> Also, if everyone waits for the .1 release before using it, there will
> never be a .1 release.
Ummm... Guilty as charged.  The only reason I updated to 5.20 was that 
the pkg repository changed.

However,   I think that making 5.22 the default before fixing up (for me 
at least) some issues with
modperl support might be a bit premature.

Just for my information,  and because I just know you will laugh and you 
need some amusement:
Where and what do you stick 'USE_PERL=XXXX'?  /etc/make.conf?
I don't mind trying to compile the modules I use and see if they work.

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