Perl 5.8.7 port requires

Will Maier willmaier at
Tue Aug 30 18:27:15 GMT 2005

On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 02:16:18PM -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Will Maier <willmaier at> writes:
> > Hmm. I base my statement off the output from `uname -a`:

> > FreeBSD `hostname` 5.4-SECURITY FreeBSD 5.4-SECURITY #0: Wed Jul
> > 20 08:57:11 \ UTC 2005
> > root at  i386

> Sorry; I was confused.  You were trying to run 6.x packages on a
> 5.x system, not the other way around.

Indulge a newb, then: how did that come about? I'm still figuring
out port and packages and how they relate to the different releases.
Do you mean that my portsnap'd ports tree is ~= 6.X and my system is
~=5.X? Is that inevitable? Is that a Bad Thing?

Thanks so much for your help!


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