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Date:      Wed, 20 Dec 2006 09:26:19 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <>
To:        Robin Becker <>
Subject:   Re: find port install options
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On Wed, 20 Dec 2006, Robin Becker wrote:

> Robin Becker wrote:
>> Is it possible to determine what options were used during port 
>> installation. One of the recipes I'm trying to follow calls for perl to be 
>> installed with USE_THREADS=yes.
> ........
> well I found out that the installed perl doesn't have threads by running a 
> thread sample script. But I guess I still need to know if any other options 
> were used during the install.

It should show on 'perl -V' under Compile-time options.

>> I suppose its safest to assume that I need to reinstall perl, but how easy 
>> is it to do that? I think it was installed by default.

Easy, as long as you've updated ports with cvsup or portsnap.  As root:

cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8
make -DWITH_THREADS install
make clean

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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