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Date:      Fri, 08 Jan 2016 12:00:10 -0500
From:      Andre Goree <>
Subject:   Cannot upgrade Perl5
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I read the UPDATING message regarding perl serveral months ago, but 
since I used the default version of perl, I disregarded it -- UPDATING 
mentions only needing to take action if you were NOT using the default 

Here is the issue I'm running into today:

agoree@anet ~ % portupgrade perl5
[Reading data from pkg(8) ... - 403 packages found - done]
** Port deleted on 2015-12-31: lang/perl5.16
         Has expired: Unsupported, please upgrade to a more recent 
version of Perl
** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed)
         - lang/perl5.16 (port deleted)
agoree@anet ~ % pkg info -x perl

How exactly would I go about upgrading perl5 given the above error?  
Perhaps forcing an uninstall and reinstalling it?  I suppose I'd then 
have to rebuild everything that depends on Perl5?

Andre Goree
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