Maybe this belongs in the -ports list... I dunno. Anyways, saw a few messages recently that prompted me to check my perl situation:
su-2.05b# pkg_info | grep perl- perl-5.6.1_15 Practical Extraction and Report Language perl-5.8.2_2 Practical Extraction and Report Language And wouldn't you know, everything that depends on perl depends on 5.6 currently. Yet it seems I should be ditching 5.6 and using 5.8.2, from what I read. So I'm wondering how to best straighten this out. As things stand now, "use.perl port" sticks me with 5.6. And I can't use portupgrade to fix this because alas, both versions are installed from ports (ports/perl5 and ports/perl5.8) and are considered "separate" and individually up-to-date. One option would be to do a pkg_delete -f on 5.6 then use portdb -F to fix the dependencies. Not sure if that's enough or if I need to rebuild. And if I need to rebuild the dependencies, how could I easily handle the list in one-pass? Right now it all depends on 5.6 which I'd be deleting. I could whack 5.6, repoint all dependencies to 5.8, then tell it to forcibly rebuild everything that depends on 5.8... but I don't know if this is the right thing to do. Or maybe I'm wrong and I should be keeping 5.6 because 5.8.2 will destroy things horribly and cause much breakage and woe. Eh. Advice? This seems to be a FAQ but searching/reading through the last several months of messages didn't reveal a definitive answer. Thanks! _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"