perl5, perl5.* changes

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Sat Feb 26 20:54:48 PST 2011

On Feb 26, 2011, at 6:28 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>  These people don't care about perl, they just care about other software that happens to use perl, and that's an implementation detail they expect the package manager to handle for them. This upgrade should have been handled in a way that "sudo port upgrade outdated" would have worked properly for these (and all) users.

Sure. Are you suggesting that something can/should be done right now to help this?

Are you suggesting some way to handle this in the future (perl5.14?) so that we won't have this problem then?

There have been discussions of this for quite some time now - it's probably better that we have some pain and get more people on perl5.12 than keep perl5.8 as the 'standard' perl for forever...

Daniel J. Luke                                                                   
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