lang/perl5 rename

Chris Stankevitz chrisstankevitz at
Fri Nov 20 04:46:16 UTC 2015

On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 8:11 PM, Chris Stankevitz
<chrisstankevitz at> wrote:
> 1. Am I using the default version of Perl? (Presumably I am not
> because UPDATING says the default version is 5.20 while I have 5.16
> installed)
> 2. If not, then which version should I specify in make.conf
> (presumably 5.16 but I have no particular interest in 5.16 or any
> version for that matter)

All I did was 'pkg set -n perl5.16:perl5' and it worked fine.

I'm curious why I did not have to modify make.conf given that I am
apparently NOT running the default version of Perl and I MUST add a
line to make.conf.  Please let me know if you can educate me on where
I went wrong in understanding UPDATING.


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