Port xapian-bindings' dependency on MacPorts' (outdated) ruby port

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 06:36:29 PDT 2015

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 4:40 AM, René J.V. <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Have there been known instances of a major python/perl/ruby version update
> in an OS update (as opposed to upgrade)?

That's less the problem than installing a later version of some module that
doesn't work with whatever Apple is doing with perl/python/ruby. I've had
the "joy" of this on Linux a couple times (notably, a Perl module version
required by my employer's tooling broke SuSE's X11 configuration tool), and
helped someone un**** their Debian system after they manually installed a
Perl module that broke dpkg.

At this point, the strong recommendation from *all* the upstream folks on
this is never touch the OS install except by OS tools; make a separate
installation if you want to install additional modules or different module
versions than are in the OS package manager. MacPorts adheres to this.

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