* Keith Beattie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [2004-03-23 07:44]:
> Hi all,
> 
> I recently installed the perl-5.8.2_5 port and ran 'use.perl port' to make
> that new perl the default system perl. I did several other upgrades at 
> about the same time and since then: kernel cvsup and rebuild to 
> 4.9-RELEASE-p4, and
> weekly cvsup to update my installed ports.
> 
> Searching the archives for 'use.perl' I found a suggestion that after 
> switching to use.perl port, one should reinstall programs that depend on 
> perl. Not sure how to make such a list, but it seems excessive.
> 
> So, does it seem reasonable that switching perl could have caused/solved 
> this problem?  How 'bleeding edge' is doing a 'use.perl port'?  Is it 
> something that indeed requires a large rebuild of one's system?  If so, how 
> does one go about finding the list of things which need to be rebuilt?

/usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade is a great tool for managing software
and dependencies.  Install it, read the man pages, and do:

portupgrade -rf perl

That's if you're using perl from the ports collection.  It will
rebuild all apps that require perl.


-- 
Joshua

To live is always desirable.
                -- Eleen the Capellan, "Friday's Child", stardate 3498.9
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