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Re: FreeBSD Ports vs. CPANby include (Novice)
|on Mar 16, 2005 at 17:18 UTC||Need Help??|
I run various FreeBSD systems 4.X and 5.X since a couple of years and ever installed all perl modules via ports collection without any problem.
I just remember for all kind of port install ou upgrade, its great to have a look to /usr/ports/UPDATING, this simple text file gets updated every cvsup(date) and can help prevent mutch problems even in upgrading Perl, i remember this one:
20050201: AFFECTS: users of lang/perl5 and lang/perl5.8 ... (with the instructions to update)
Now as perlfan says "... but would forget to run the "use.perl port" command to tell the system that the new Perl is now located in /usr/local ..."
this only appens if you install the Perl package in the instalation of FreeBSD, and get a 5.6.2 installed,, in my case i step away this to install it later via ports (lang/Perl5.8) and everything runs automaticaly.
I think it's nice to say too i run Perl 5.8.6 under Jails running mod_perl / Mason / Bricolage and friends :D
To finalize, my practise is to have a ports collection up-to-date and always read the UPDATING.
Just my 2 cents; got for it via ports :D