Subject: Re: getting pkgsrc to PREFER_NATIVE
To: Anthony de Almeida Lopes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 07/16/2004 11:33:42
On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, Anthony de Almeida Lopes wrote:
> > PREFER_* is used by builtin.mk in the buildlink3.mk system.
> > You can not use it to choose the "perl" you want.
> is there a way to fake installs yet?
"You don't do that for Perl." Really. No, honestly, trust me. pkgsrc
*needs* its own copy of perl, and there's no way around that.
(The main issue is that most perl modules installed from pkgsrc will not
have correct PLISTs -- and thus can't be properly installed or deinstalled.
There are other issues, but suffice it to say that pkgsrc cannot, and will
not, support an external perl.)
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>