Subject: Re: perl and cpan
To: None <Netbsd-Users@NetBSD.org>
From: Dick Davies <email@example.com>
Date: 03/02/2004 22:15:21
Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Quoting Sam Carleton (firstname.lastname@example.org):
>>first off, I hate perl!!!! But that is just me:) I ran
> We fear what we do not understand.
I understand Perl and still hate it :)
> Me? I sort of have an expectation that my Unix-like OS of choice
> has perl installed. Hell, even Sun figured that out.
But at least pkgsrc makes an effort to track dependencies...
> That it's not there for Net or FreeBSD is a bit annoying and
> embarrassing. It also means its a big PITA when you have to
> add packages and it's defaulting to 5.6.1. I had to pull
> teeth to remove a solid install, upgrade perl, then all the
> packages. It was about worth reinstalling ALL the packages
> from the start again.
But you'd have to do that anyway whether Perl was in-tree or not.
The library path has the version number hardcoded, doesn't it?
But I do wonder why 58 isn't default - platform compatibility, maybe?