Perl upgrade

Jos Chrispijn jos at
Sat May 9 17:16:12 UTC 2009

Lars Eighner wrote:
> On Sat, 9 May 2009, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> I concur.  If you do the pkg_info thing and the list of stuff 
> depending on
> perl is very short, by all means upgrade before it gets long.
After having some investigation on this subject, it comes clear to me 
that Perl is a very important part of my FreeBSD. Before that I 
considered it only as an app, nothing more than that *-) I did the 
update on a backup server and it took me 5 hours to get this done (going 
thru a full install of FreeBSD). Rebooted the system and so far no 
strange side-effects.
I will though keep attention on evt. flaws on its behavior, allthough I 
expect the developer has it throuroughly tested before releasing it.

thanks for sharing,

Jos Chrispijn

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