Subject: Re: USE_PERL5
To: None <>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/24/1999 19:47:01 (Dean Huxley) writes:

>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 general it is not a good idea for packages to find and depend on random
crap installed on a system.

You're probably better of making yourself an updated perl pkg and hack to use/depend on that instead of the supplied perl.

Christoph Badura

	Anything that can be done in O(N) can be done in O(N^2).
	-- Ralf Schuettau (after looking at a particular piece of code)