Updating Perl

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Sep 15 17:33:36 PDT 2009

On Sep 15, 2009, at 19:16, Mine wrote:

> On 16 Sep 2009, at 00:47, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> At this point, a lot of ports in MacPorts require perl 5.8.  
>> Hopefully this situation will be sorted out soon and we will be  
>> using perl 5.10 instead. The ticket:
>> http://trac.macports.org/ticket/16830
> Does this mean that I can't or should not install Perl 5.10.1?
> It is available as a port, and I think I remember reading somewhere
> on CPAN that installing 5.10.1 can live along side 5.8.8.
> Is that correct?
> Will the .Profile doc created by MacPorts reflect the new install, so
> 5.10.1 will be the defaul Perl?

You can install the perl5.10 port if you want but ports that require  
perl will still use the perl5.8 port. The ticket I mentioned is the  
request to unify perl into a single port at version 5.10.1 that all  
ports can use.

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