Subject: Re: Perl Update fuzz...
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: Wouter Schoot <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/12/2004 11:54:39
Zafer Aydogan wrote:
> Hej Newsgroup, 

Hello mailinglist :-)

> Why does updating  Perl 5.8.5 ("make update") leads to deleting the mysql
> server, client and a lot of other packages, which are actually up to date.
> That really screws up the whole system :/
> Even if they are dependencies of Perl, that doesn't mean to delete and
> recompile the whole thing.

When a program, depending on Perl, still calls (possibly altered) 
methods which the new perl doesn't know about, things start to break. 
The only way to be 100% certain, is to recompile the whole bunch of 
software depending on the package, perl in this case.

> How can I avoid that ? 
> I thought the pkgsrc System of NetBSD is one of smartest ?!
> Isn't it?

Imo, it still is.