Subject: Re: naive question: getting pkg system to use non-pkg perl ?
To: Danny Thomas <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/15/2000 17:16:36
	I believe someone is working on making all the perl requiring
	packages work with perl and perl-current, and we will hopefully
	see perl-5.004, 5.5, 5.6, and 5.7 packages out of it :)

			       -- A pmap for every occasion --

On Tue, 15 Aug 2000, Danny Thomas wrote:

> is it possible or desirable to get the package system to use a perl
> installed out of a standard distribution into the standard system
> directories, ie not the perl that's part of pkgsrc?
> in the simplest case, it seems that commenting USE_PERL5 out of the
> Makefile seems to work. But then the problem rears it's head in any
> dependant modules which get built. There's also the issue with stuff
> getting installed in site_perl, etc.
> I'm asking now that perl-5.7.0 (developer release) is about to hit the
> streets, followed in perhaps a few weeks by 5.6.1 (stable release)
> I've had a brief look through the NetBSD FAQs and packages.txt, so is there
> a way to get the package system to use a 'system' perl ? how ?
> FYIY I'm using the pkgsrc from 1.4Y
> cheers,
> Danny Thomas