Perl Uninstall Issues

Eric Hall at
Wed Mar 2 09:04:08 PST 2011

On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 10:56:40AM -0600, Christopher Stone 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  I've gone through the selfupdate and update outdated processes, but when I look at ports installed it seems I have TWO versions of Perl installed: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)
> If I understand correctly I need to uninstall:
>   perl5 @5.12.3_0+perl5_12 (active)

	You've got exactly what you should have, you shouldn't
have to uninstall anything.  The perl5 port is a wrapper for
perl5.x (i.e. perl5.8, perl5.10, perl5.12) so that other ports
can depend on perl5, not a particular version of perl5.


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