How to link CPAN to FreeBSD ports perl modules?

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Wed Apr 19 15:32:47 UTC 2006

David Robillard wrote:

>Hello everyone,
>I'm looking for a way to link perl modules found in CPAN and the ones
>found in the FreeBSD ports repository.
>For example, let's say I need to install the following CPAN module:
>A search in the ports for " ^p5-HTTP " will return all perl modules
>which names start with p5-HTTP. But the above CPAN module does not
>Does this means that the CPAN module is not in the ports? Or is there
>another way to link CPAN modules to the ports collection?
The CPAN module is libwww-perl, in the ports as p5-libwww-perl

$ pkg_info -o p5-libwww\*
Information for p5-libwww-5.805:




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