Subject: Re: perl update?
To: None <>
From: Masao Uebayashi <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/25/2001 15:38:48
Hi there,

> > or...what if i just remove the +REQUIRED_BY file from the pkg
> > database, delete and reinstall perl, and then put it back?

It's just that you'll go out of the pkgsrc's responsibility, I guess.

(BTW, when I was so ignorant and used FreeBSD, I usually extracted
binary packages by 'tar' and removed '+[A-Z]*' files. That's not so
bad - I could *do* suvive a life. :-)

> Are you sure that Perl distributes files/directories cotaining its
> version number?

So does XEmacs. They seems totally indifferent about updating their
packages. IMO, these are beyond pkgsrc's duty.