perl and python version update

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Tue Jun 1 20:25:33 UTC 2021

> is there any overall strategy regarding the update of perl and python version as dependencies?
The basic idea was to be rational about things, so that end-users don’t need many different perls and pythons installed just because, for example, someone noticed a new perl came out last Tuesday and so changed their ports to that.

The admins would set the “recommended” perl and python based on updates and software conformance, and all ports would try to use that (unless some given version would be the only version that would work).

And then, en-masse, at the right moment the “recommended” version would change, all the ports would more-or-less move to the new default at once, if we could.

How well this is working, whether it is working at all, and how well it is or is not generally supported by the group I could not say.

But it seemed like a good idea, when for example one needed to build and install two or three perls and two or three pythons just to install git.

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