Subject: Re: Perl
To: None <>
From: David Burgess <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/07/2000 09:37:13
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> > Any plans to upgrade Perl to the latest version?  I am told that you
> > need at least 5.0005 for a lot of the modules at CPAN.
> Nobody dares touching it.
> There's a perl-current package that you can use, but that our p5-*
> packages weren't fixed for. Upgrading the perl pkg will result in a lot of
> broken pkgs that people don't like.
> A more general solution would be to ask perl for some paths it
> wants/prefers, and use that in PLISTs, but someone would need to look into
> this. Or come up with a different solution. Any takers? :)

If you are using perl-current, most of the existing packages seem
to work OK.  There are a couple where you have to modify the references
from /usr/local/lib/perl/ subdirectories around, but that's just an
annoyance.  I've been using perl-current for three or four months, 
and I can't think of any pkgs that I've had problems getting work.

Of course, the real solution is to not have people include references
to 'perl-4.00404' in their PLISTs.