perl5 AND perl5.8 ?

Erwan David erwan at
Tue Mar 1 12:05:10 PST 2011

On 01/03/11 21:02, Scott Webster wrote:
> 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 Today port outdated says: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.
> Scott

Easier : With several port uninstall, I arrived to the conclusion that
only autoconf and automake needed it, (with help2man and
p5-locale-gettext) : I removed everything, since they are only build

A way to remove the build dependencies would be interesting....

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