Jerry <ges...@yahoo.com> writes: > Are ports being tied to specific versions of Perl? I did some > Googling and found that of the users that have installed Perl > from source on FBSD, most were not experiencing any major > problem. If every time Perl is updated it will require massive > changes or whatever to the FBSD ports, then perhaps there is a > fundamental flaw in the ports system to start with.
There is no requirement any port use Perl. Many do. There is no requiremment that any Perl-using port use a particular version. Many - I would guess most - do, at least to the extent of requiring the same major version (e.g. 5.x). There are 63 instances of USE_PERL5 in ports/textproc alone. I'm not a major direct Perl user, but I remember the jumps from 5.0 to 5.6 and from 5.6 to 5.8. Both required the testing of every affected port, and as I remember it problems were discovered in both the ports and in the new Perl itself. Robert Huff _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"