Perl upgrade

RW rwmaillists at
Sat May 9 12:10:20 UTC 2009

On Sat, 09 May 2009 13:05:32 +0200
Jos Chrispijn <jos at> wrote:

> Not that I am that paranoid, but can someone tell me why Perl 5.8 is
> not automatically updated to 5.10 thru the ports, but (accordingly by 
> UPDATING) has to be updated by some manual interaction?

That's the way the port system works.  perl5.6, perl5.8 and perl5.10 are
separate ports, making it automatic would involve forcing people off
perl5.8 and marking it as "moved".

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