Subject: Re: i386 solaris pkgsrc, already have perl5
To: Hal Snyder <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/08/2003 01:08:03
On Tue, 7 Oct 2003, Hal Snyder wrote:
> Is there something else to set to prevent the build of perl5.6.x from
> pkgsrc? Or is it crazy to even try this?

The latter. We've tried allowing random stuff from outside pkgsrc, but
that only results in trouble. We do not know what perl version you have
installed, we don't know what modules are there, we know nothing.
This just calls for trouble in the long run.

> Of course it would be cleaner from the pkgsrc viewpoint to use
> everything from pkgsrc. But, we're evaluating use of pkgsrc on a
> collection of servers which already have several packages installed
> outside of pkgsrc and are in production. I doubt it's practical to
> replace existing packages en masse and test the entire platform -
> would rather go incrementally, using pkgsrc for new packages, and
> migrate gradually to pkgsrc.

I guess you'll hit too many problems in between "all your system" and "all

 - Hubert (who's on his road to get galeon built on solaris 9/x86 :)

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