Perl configuration

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat Nov 22 03:12:02 PST 2003

On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 12:46:26PM +0300, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> Where is the file to modify so that I can point to 5.8.2 and not 5.8.1 ?

That would be /etc/make.conf -- the PERL_VER and PERL_VERSION
variables ultimately control this behaviour.  Set these correctly in
/etc/make.conf by re-running "use.perl port".

However, the values in make.conf only have an effect at compile time,
so if you want all of your perl modules to live under
/usr/local/lib/perl5/{,site_perl/}5.8.2 then you're going to have to
reinstall all of the ports that put files into %%SITE_PERL%% as well
as installing the updated version of perl.



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