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Michele Venturi dardo82 at
Wed Sep 8 08:44:55 UTC 2021

Yes, I'd like to do that but I don't know how to yet.

On Wed, 8 Sep 2021, 08:29 Mojca Miklavec, <mojca at> wrote:

> Dear Giuseppe & Michele,
> On Tue, 7 Sept 2021 at 12:02, Giuseppe 'ferdy' Miceli wrote:
> >
> > I can work on the migration from perl 5.28 to 5.34.
> >
> > should michele fancy to start working on macports with this tasks, i can
> volunteer to do it together with him so i can support him in these first
> steps!
> >
> > please be aware i am not a guru at all, but i can surely give michele an
> hand as general overview of the project and basic tasks (e.g. working with
> macports git)
> On Tue, 7 Sept 2021 at 18:00, Michele Venturi wrote:
> >
> > I like shell scripting, it looks like a good first task.
> Thanks a lot for the offer!
> We need to get this merged first (it should basically be ready, but I
> want confirmation from Ken and Ryan):
> before other changes can start flowing in, but in principle you can
> already start working/testing from that branch.
> I need to make a Trac ticket for transition to 5.34 (not a dependency
> for your work either), see
> All ports that depend on 5.28 (some on 5.30 or 5.32 by now?) need to
> start pointing to 5.34, and revision needs to be increased for all
> those ports. Some ports depend on each other (notably some Apache
> stuff, I forgot what exactly) and they need to be changed at the same
> time (that is: not one port today and one after a few months; a few
> commits apart is fine).
> Changing some of the ports in various ways to make them more
> consistent with each other and easier for scripting the changes later
> is valid (ideally that should be done in a separate commit).
> We have a command that lists all the ports depending on a particular
> perl version. See the above ticket for an example. That's the list of
> ports you could start with.
> If anyone will work on a slightly more serious scripting that would be
> usable in the long term, I would slightly prefer to see it done in
> Python than Perl (Tcl would also be valid if that would help you
> interact directly with MacPorts).
> Thank you,
>     Mojca
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