Perl Uninstall Issues

Scott Webster sewebster at
Wed Mar 2 09:03:27 PST 2011

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Christopher Stone
<listmeister at> wrote:
> Hey Folks,
> Okay.  I've gone through the selfupdate and update outdated processes, but when I look at ports installed it seems I have TWO versions of Perl installed:
>  perl5 @5.12.3_0+perl5_12 (active)
>  perl5.12 @5.12.3_1 (active)

I think this is normal.  perl5 depends on perl5.12.  The idea is that
you just install perl5 and then the "proper" minor version of perl
gets installed as a dependency.  Often you don't need to have both the
metapackage (perl5) and the "real" package installed, but perhaps in
this case it is set up differently.


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