Setting PERL_VERSION in make.conf

Marko Cupać marko.cupac at
Tue Mar 8 07:30:11 UTC 2016

On Mon, 7 Mar 2016 14:13:07 +0100
Stefan Bethke <stb at> wrote:

> I’m a bit confused about setting PERL_VERSION in make.conf. It seems
> that setting it to 5.20.3 will result in Perl-related ports to be
> built differently than not setting it.
> Is this expected? How can I make sure I continue to use the version
> of perl I’ve got currently installed when the default version changes?

Default versions of ports are defined in:

There is an explanation in the comments part how to make changes to
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Marko Cupać

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