Subject: Re: depending on both perl and perl-thread harmful?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Eric Gillespie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/15/2004 16:54:05
Pavel Cahyna <email@example.com> writes:
> I had problems with p5-subversion described in
> http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-pkg/2004/11/01/0032.html .
Thanks for the report. Sorry for overlooking it.
> 1/ why does p5-subversion specify that it needs perl or perl-thread when
> it is actually incompatible with perl?
Because this is news to the maintainer (me :). I see that all my
systems have perl58-thread. However, i have been using
p5-subversion with no trouble since before perl58-thread existed.
> 2/ why does the swig-perl package register dependency on perl or
> perl-thread if it can work correctly only with that one it was built
Because if you have no perl installed, it doesn't care which one
gets installed so long as it is >= 5.8. Maybe i need to do
something else to make sure it picks up at run-time the same
version it found at build time?
Eric Gillespie <*> firstname.lastname@example.org