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Date:      Wed, 20 Dec 2006 09:26:19 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Robin Becker <robin@reportlab.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: find port install options
Message-ID:  <20061220092039.O50583@wonkity.com>
In-Reply-To: <45892FA1.3080200@chamonix.reportlab.co.uk>
References:  <45892886.3040304@chamonix.reportlab.co.uk> <45892FA1.3080200@chamonix.reportlab.co.uk>

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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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