Subject: Re: Pending perl changes
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/15/2005 23:28:33
On Sat, 16 Jul 2005, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> This avoids man page conflicts between standard Perl library modules,
> 3rd-party modules, and other packages.  There is a script not present in
> the diff I sent that manages symlinks into /usr/pkg/bin and /usr/pkg/man
> for installed Perl modules so that they may be used without any changes
> to your PATH, MANPATH, etc.

There should be NO special handling required to get *applications* into
$PREFIX/bin, even if they use MakeMaker.  If that is not the default
behavior, the changes are broken.

-- Todd Vierling <> <> <>