Using the newer version of Perl!

Jason Wilson jwilson at
Thu Apr 1 05:34:20 PST 2004

The answer you seek has been in front of you the entire time. Since you
missed the package message that blew by when you installed perl, which
a common ailment some of us suffer from (you mean there's something
important to read mixed in with all that configuring, compiling,
and installing nonsense that fills my scroll buffer!), some ingenious
maintainer left the advice for you to read at your leisure in 

Give it a good read.

Jason Wilson
Director of Technology
Nobilis Software

Babbling Blatherscythe! Mazen S. Alzogbi <mailto:mazen.comp at>

had this to say:

> Hi,
> Perl version 5.005_03 was installed with FreeBSD 4.9 by default. I
> installed Perl 5.8.x_x from ports (via FTP). Executing perl -v on the
> console still showing the older version! How can I start using the
> newer 
> version? Can't FreeBSD start using the newer version too?
> Cheers,
> Mazen S. Alzogbi
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