Subject: Re: getting pkgsrc to PREFER_NATIVE
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Anthony de Almeida Lopes <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/17/2004 02:48:06
What about using native copies of other things? like bzip2, db, cracklib and

- tony

there's still no way to do a fake install?

> On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, Anthony de Almeida Lopes wrote:
> > > PREFER_* is used by in the 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 <> <>

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