Straightening out perl
parv at pair.com
Tue Dec 23 11:44:32 PST 2003
in message <pan.2003.12.23.15.35.09.262499 at sremick.net>,
wrote Scott I. Remick thusly...
> Maybe this belongs in the -ports list... I dunno. Anyways, saw a few
> messages recently that prompted me to check my perl situation:
> su-2.05b# pkg_info | grep perl-
> perl-5.6.1_15 Practical Extraction and Report Language
> perl-5.8.2_2 Practical Extraction and Report Language
> And wouldn't you know, everything that depends on perl depends on 5.6
> currently. Yet it seems I should be ditching 5.6 and using 5.8.2, from
> what I read.
May not directly apply to OP...
If two versions of Perl are required (& as the situation is currently),
install one port at the default location for which modules must work.
Install the other perl port, for which modules are not needed, in
a non-default version.
If done in that order, the second port would pick up the module path
from the first. Thus allowing the use of almost all the modules, except
Just a workaround until something better happens...
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