perl5 AND perl5.8 ?

Scott Webster sewebster at
Tue Mar 1 12:02:21 PST 2011

2011/3/1 Erwan David <erwan at>:
>        I never explicitely installed perl, it came from dependencies.
> Today port outdated says:
> perl5                          5.8.9_0 < 5.12.3_0
> perl5.8                        5.8.9_3 < 5.8.9_4
> What should I do ?
> I doubt having perl 5.8 and perl 5.12 will be okay...

I would probably wait and not upgrade those packages until after the
whole perl thing is sorted out.  If you upgrade now there is a good
chance that some of your software will stop working.

Alternatively you could switch perl5 to use the perl5_8 variant; or
upgrade it as is (which will switch to perl5.12) and then recompile
all of your p5-* ports.


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