Upgrading to 8.1; Perl; and libgcrypt
freebsd-announce at chthonic.com
Wed Jul 28 15:34:04 UTC 2010
I am looking at upgrading to 8.1 from 8.0 on an AMD64.
As you know, Perl is now at 5.12 and requires a recursive dependency
rebuild; and so does libgcrypt.
This seems to be a rather extensive pair of updates.
Perl, while (IIRC) it is in the base system, is being reported as
needing an upgrade via portversion | grep '<'. I seem to recall
something that makes me think I am wrong here...that it's not in the
base system, maybe?
Is libgcrypt, perhaps, part of the base system? I suspect not.
I've read http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.1R/relnotes.html and
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.1R/relnotes-detailed.html and Perl
5.12 is not mentioned as a part of 8.1.
Does this mean that an upgrade via /usr/src will not upgrade Perl to
5.12? I suspect it does mean that Perl will not be upgraded from 5.10;
but I do hope that Perl will be upgraded to 5.12 via an update to
I also can't remember if a recursive rebuild of all ports after an
upgrade across releases was ever recommended. For some reason, I think
I read that somewhere.
My point with these questions is to move toward 8.1 in the most
Thanks for any help, and best regards,
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