Subject: USE_PERL5
To: None <>
From: Dean Huxley <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/23/1999 11:29:03
Would it be possible to make the USE_PERL5 tests smart enough to see that
a version of perl5 already exists on the system even though it's not
5.004_04 or even though it was not installed with the pkg system?

ie. if perl is somewhere in the path and perl -e 'print $]' returns a
number greater than 5.0 then DO NOT install perl5.004_04.

I have perl 5.005_51 installed and I don't want it overwritten...

BTW, the latest "stable" version of perl is 5.005_02.