Peculiar perl version issue

Christopher Chavez chrischavez at
Wed Jun 12 22:21:33 UTC 2019

> On Jun 12, 2019, at 4:47 PM, Bruce R Miller via macports-dev <macports-dev at> wrote:
> So, I tracked it down to the Makefile that perl's MakeMaker generates;
> an innocuous thing called "fixin" does that substitution.

Possibly related: it is a known issue in MakeMaker that `#!/usr/bin/env perl` in scripts will not get replaced; I wonder if module authors choose to just use `#!/usr/bin/perl` or `#!perl` as a result, even though those are the less ideal/portable choices. See

Christopher A. Chavez

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