how do I tell ports that perl5.8 should never be installed?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Sun Feb 28 21:49:31 UTC 2010

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 2:51 PM, Randal L. Schwartz
<merlyn at>wrote:

> I've upgraded to Perl 5.10, but when I tried to install a few
> things that depended on "perl", the package installed perl5.8, because
> that must be what it was compiled with.
> How do I tell the ports system that perl5.8 should *never* be used, and
> rather
> than install a package that needs it, I can fall back to a port build?
> I'm using portsnap to update things, so I don't think i can just delete the
> 5.8 port, because it will likely just get reinstalled.

See /usr/ports/UPDATING and /etc/make.conf

Adam Vande More

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