After installing the newest perl port, at the command line type:

use.perl port

and FreeBSD will now default to using the ports and consequently latest version of perl. Conversely, to use the built-in system version of perl type:

use.perl system

Hope that helps out!
-Rian Hunter

From: Mike Woods <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: problem with perl version
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 14:16:45 +0100

On Sun, 5 Oct 2003 06:50:51 -0600 (MDT)
RJ45 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I have a problem with perl versions
> I need to use perl 5.8.0 but everytime I install from ports a application
> which depends from perl 5.6 something is overwritten and perl 5.8.0 is not
> avalaible and I have to "make reinstall" perl 5.8.0 every time.
> Is there a way to set a system variable for perl5.8.0 as default?


If your doing what i think your doing you'll kick yourself :D

Now, assuming perl5.8.0 installs a link to /usr/bin/perl 5.6.1 would overwrite that with's verion of perl BUT perl5.8.0 should still be there at /usr/local/bin/perl5.8.0 :D

Now, the fun comes with modules :D

Mike Woods
IT Technician
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