Perl 5.8 dependency?

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Wed Mar 17 13:25:15 PDT 2010

You have likely found a bug (ports that need perl should almost always be OK with either perl 5.10 or 5.8 being installed and shouldn't need the other one).

I don't know of a better way of figuring out which port is causing you the problem other than manually.

Take the output of 'port outdated' and search for the one that is pulling in perl5.8 (you could take half of the list and try to upgrade it and keep cutting it in half until you find the port causing the problem - or you could just upgrade the ports one at a time until you find the culprit).

you probably also want to make sure you have perl5 +perl5_10 installed.

On Mar 17, 2010, at 4:11 PM, S.M. Protsman wrote:
> To make it interesting I ran the dependents command:
> @naiad ~] port dependents perl5.8
> perl5.8 has no dependents!
> Hmmm...

Daniel J. Luke                                                                   
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