The versions in ports deal with dependecies on non-Perl libraries. For example, p5-XML-LibXML depends on libxml2, but the CPAN module XML::LibXML has no way of specifying a dependency on the libxml shared library.
If you use a perl binary installed through ports/packages, any CPAN module you install automatically generates a package using BSDPAN. Packages installed with BSDPAN list all files installed, but do not deal with any dependencies.
Sometimes, ports may contain FreeBSD-specific patches, but port maintainers should always submit patches back to CPAN authors.
See perldoc BSDPAN on your machine to find out if you use BSDPAN. pkg_info -I 'bsdpan-*' shows which packages BSDPAN has installed.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||