Title: Perl 5.12 upgrade procedure
Author: perl-team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Author: Torsten Veller <email@example.com>
==> Run `perl-cleaner --all` after upgrading to a new Perl version! <==
"Perl 5.12 is not binary compatible with prior releases of Perl. If
you have built extensions (i.e. modules that include C code) using an
earlier version of Perl, you will need to rebuild and reinstall those
In fact, in Gentoo you currently have to rebuild all Perl modules and
all binaries linking libperl to get into a consistent state again.
perl-cleaner generates a list of broken packages and passes it to your
package manager to reinstall them. After reinstalling the packages,
perl-cleaner outputs a list of files the script could not deal with
(like modules installed not via the package manager).
See `man perl-cleaner` for its options.