Upgrading Perl within 5.2

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Apr 2 03:47:21 PST 2004

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 10:05:35AM -0500, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

> Yesterday I installed FreeBSD 5.2.1, and the active Perl port
> is /usr/ports/lang/perl, which is v. 5.6.1. I'd like to upgrade
> to 5.8.2, which is in /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8 and thus I can't
> just do "portupgrade perl".

You can tell the portupgrade tools the path relative to /usr/ports --
so to upgrade from perl-5.6.1 to perl-5.8.2 you would do:

    # pkg_deinstall -f lang/perl5
    # portinstall lang/perl5.8

and then all the 'use.perl port' stuff, as well as re-installing any
perl modules (ie. anything that installed files under
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1 or /usr/local/lib/perl5/site-perl/5.6.1)



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