On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 10:05:35AM -0500, Jesse Sheidlower wrote: > Yesterday I installed FreeBSD 5.2.1, and the active Perl port > is /usr/ports/lang/perl, which is v. 5.6.1. I'd like to upgrade > to 5.8.2, which is in /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8 and thus I can't > just do "portupgrade perl".
You can tell the portupgrade tools the path relative to /usr/ports -- so to upgrade from perl-5.6.1 to perl-5.8.2 you would do: # pkg_deinstall -f lang/perl5 # portinstall lang/perl5.8 and then all the 'use.perl port' stuff, as well as re-installing any perl modules (ie. anything that installed files under /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1 or /usr/local/lib/perl5/site-perl/5.6.1) Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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