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

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Mon Mar 1 17:21:49 UTC 2010

>>>>> "Matthew" == Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> writes:

Matthew> For best results, install from ports rather than packages.  If it's
Matthew> pure-perl code, then this should be hardly more onerous than installing
Matthew> a compiled package.  XS code however will chew up some CPU cycles.

I don't mind installing from ports once I've been notified that the package
won't work because it wants perl5.8.

What I want is a way to tell the port/package system that perl5.8
doesn't exist so that it *will* fail.

How do I do that?

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