Help wanted: Install of p5-JSON-Parse removes Perl ???
ipluta at wp.pl
Sat Nov 2 09:44:06 UTC 2019
W dniu 2019-11-01 o 22:57, MJ pisze:
> On 2/11/2019 5:55 am, Ireneusz Pluta wrote:
>> W dniu 2019-11-01 o 17:52, John Levine pisze:
>>> In article <0d1e31bd-bd45-090f-9fc7-2f3efa3013f7 at wp.pl> you write:
>>>> W dniu 2019-11-01 o 04:07, Ronald F. Guilmette pisze:
>>>>> I have work
>>>>> to do and now my Perl interpreter has disappeared. Was it somehow my
>>>>> fault? Was I bad? I have tried to lead a good life, up until now anyway.
>>>>> I have been kind to animals and small children. So what have I done wrong
>>>>> that has caused my Perl interpreter to be disappeared on me for no
>>>>> apparently good reason?
>>>> If you really depend on Perl, don't use the "system" one, that is likely to be messed up with the
>>>> pkg dependency hell.
>>>> Use your own perl. Consider https://perlbrew.pl/ for managing it.
>>> I would not recommend that. In my experience, so long as you do a pkg
>>> upgrade every few weeks your perl packages will be fine. A lot of
>>> stuff in the ports tree depends on perl and they have a strong
>>> incentive to be sure that it works.
>>> If you've installed perl modules through CPAN rather than through
>>> ports, it's up to you to remember and reinstall when the version of
>>> perl changes but there's not much you can do about that. I have about
>>> 200 modules installed as packages and one or two from CPAN.
>> pkg perl is for packages which depend on pkg perl. When I maintain my own production environment
>> built on Perl, my goal is to keep it stable and running, not finding some morning I am out of
>> businees, just because some genius pkg maintainer finds that a new shiny perl 5.32.0 is out and
>> (s)he blindly rasies her/his pkg perl requirement to that version, not even thinking if such a
>> high requirement is really nescessary.
> And the port/package maintainer is not responsible for your "business". The onus is on YOU not to
> upgrade if this will break your system, NOT the port maintainer.
> Sometimes, just perhaps, upstream declares this a necessity. Ever thought of that?
and all these are the exact reason why it is better to have your own independent Perl for your own
development with Perl
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