Subject: Re: USE_PERL5
To: Dean Huxley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 03/23/1999 22:24:02
On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Dean Huxley wrote:
> 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?
In theory, this is no problem at all. 
In practice, the code is (still... :-/) not finished yet. 
 You can set DEPENDS= perl-5.*:... in bsd.pkg.mk
 Installing binary packages with such depends compiled in via FTP
will (still) fail. I have started adding code to fix this, but
it won't be ready for 1.4.
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>