Step-by-step to upgrade Perl

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Apr 12 13:43:59 PDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 12:39:01PM -0700, Kent Stewart wrote:

[ Upgrading perl... ]

> There is one group that doesn't appear. All of the versions of automake 
> use perl and have the version to use as the 1st line. You need to 
> portupgrade -f automake
> to get things ready for your new version of perl. FWIW, I am using
> perl-5.8.2_5

Oh -- good call.  I'll have to remember that for future reference.
Mind you, specifying the perl version number on the #! line is
arguably a bug in the port -- if the script needs a minimum perl
version to work, it should:

   use 5.8.2;

or test the values of $] or $^V



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