[MacPorts] #50000: perl5: improve / reimplement packaging

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Mon May 30 18:25:32 PDT 2016

#50000: perl5: improve / reimplement packaging
  Reporter:  mojca@…         |      Owner:  macports-tickets@…
      Type:  enhancement     |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal          |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports           |    Version:
Resolution:                  |   Keywords:
      Port:  perl5 perl5.22  |

Comment (by dluke@…):

 That is a lot of effort (for multiple simultaneous perl version installs)
 seemingly mostly because we're afraid of breaking things on upgrade (I
 don't think there is other benefit from keeping unsupported versions
 around). Adding 'automatically' added versions to p5- ports also adds a
 bunch of (possibly broken) ports that will likely not be tested by

 I think we would be better off working on automation to run p5 port test
 suites to make it easier to validate ports and fix (or abandon) them when
 we want to move to the current perl5 release.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/50000#comment:7>
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