installing perl5.8.5

Mark admin at
Tue Oct 3 13:59:57 PDT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Bawan Karn
> Sent: dinsdag 3 oktober 2006 22:36
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: installing perl5.8.5
> I have installed FreeBSD 4.1.

I hope you mean 4.11; I really do. :) Otherwise, don't even bother with
upgrading Perl.

> I have googled it and found answers to install
> perl, but I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I can't 
> install it. I am
> wrting you the steps which I did:
> 1. Copied perl-5.8.5.tar.gz
> 2. Extracted this file which seems to be extracted on folder 
> "perl-5.8.5
> 3. Now when I am trying       *perl Makefile.PL* it gives me result as
> "Can't open perl script "Makefile.PL": No such file or Directory"
> 4. when i am doing *make install* it gives me result as 
> "make:don't know how to make install. Stop

Assuming you're on 4.11, really, just do:

cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8
make test
make install

That's all. Maybe add PREFIX=/path-to=new-perl, if you want.

- Mark

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