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Date:      Sat, 28 Dec 2002 05:47:02 -0800
From:      Adam Weinberger <adamw@FreeBSD.ORG>
To:        Lucky Green <shamrock@cypherpunks.to>
Cc:        knu@FreeBSD.ORG, ports@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Port: portupgrade-20021103
Message-ID:  <20021228134702.GE215@vectors.cx>
In-Reply-To: <000001c2ae43$6e1a62a0$6401a8c0@VAIO650>
References:  <000001c2ae43$6e1a62a0$6401a8c0@VAIO650>

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>> (12.27.2002 @ 2333 PST): Lucky Green said, in 0.7K: <<
> Currently, portupgrade does not currently perform upgrades for perl
> modules installed via perl's CPAN.pm module. Portupgrade would be vastly
> more useful if portupgrade were to upgrade CPAN.pm modules at the same
> time it upgrades FreeBSD ports. Given that portupgrade is aware of which
> perl modules require updating, this functionality should be possible.
> 
> Example:
> 
> Check for out of date packages:
>   bison-1.35_1 needs updating (port has 1.75)
>   bsdpan-Archive-Tar-0.22 is obsolete
>   bsdpan-Attribute-Handlers-0.78 is obsolete
>   bsdpan-CGI.pm-2.87 is obsolete
>   bsdpan-CPAN-1.63 is obsolete
>> end of "FreeBSD Port: portupgrade-20021103" from Lucky Green <<

Bear in mind that this topic has been discussed many, many times. The
overall concensus was that the current way is the best way. CPAN
installs into non-standard locations, and maintains databases that are
completely and totally separate from that of the ports system. The best
thing to do is to install perl modules from the ports tree. Many, many
major CPAN-available modules are available from within the ports tree,
and if you come across one that isn't, suggest its addition to the ports
people, or make a port for it and submit it via send-pr.

# Adam


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Adam Weinberger
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