BSD 5.0 Perl question

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Fri Jun 20 14:47:37 BST 2003

On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 02:13:46PM +0100, Gavin Davenport wrote:
> Also, Can anyone explain the difference between the 'p5-*' packages in the
> ports collection and the 'bsdpan' packages that are delivered over CPAN ??
> They seem to duplicate each other with what theyy offer - which should I use
> ??

p5-* are the maintained ones in the ports tree.

bsdpan-* are automatically generated when you use the CPAN shell or
"perl Makefile.PL && make test && sudo make install".

There's no particular reason to prefer one over the other, although I've
found that if you're using ports management stuff like portupgrade, it's
better to prefer the p5-* ones because their dependencies are specified
properly.  Oh, and you'll need the p5-* ones if you install a package
which depends upon them.  A port will figure out the right thing to do


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