port select perl

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Thu Feb 21 09:39:55 PST 2013

On Feb 21, 2013, at 12:37 PM, Jeremy Lavergne <jeremy at lavergne.gotdns.org> wrote:
>> I've used the same (or equivalent) facilities in Fedora;
>> It certainly can be part of the solution,
>> but it seems that the current setup is only implementing
>> half the solution.
> Agreed, and we should further discuss a viable framework so work can be done for changes to perl installs.
> Multiple versions of languages installed by package managers that then provide their own package managers... likely why things end up being a mess in the end.
> The only safe way around this is a "works for any version" source directory (site_perl?) and a per-version (vendor_perl?) directory.

vendor_perl is for us (MacPorts) as the vendor to put stuff in.

site_perl is for the end-user (site administrator) to put stuff in.

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