Perl5, dependent install, Version, and variants
Keith J. Schultz
keithjschultz at web.de
Mon Feb 15 04:27:35 PST 2010
I have a several of questions so please bear with me.
I needed wget and decided to finally start installing
macport on my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard,
All was fine. I noticed wget has a lib-dependancy on
perl5. To my surpise no perl5 stuff was installed.
Fine to it used evidently the native Mac version.
Over the weekend I wanted to try bluefish out.
I ran sudo port -d install bluefish-devel.
I was shocked with I notice that perl5.8.9
was being installed.
Actually, this should not be a problem because
in the man page I can set defaults write com.apple.versioner.perl Version 5.10.0.
Well, no Luck. I log out and in and even restarted, still
would not give me perl10.0.0.
1) Bug or missing feature that the MacPort perl does not
check for versioner? Or should I have to set this in .profile?
2) Why was not perl10.0.1 from macport installed instead of
5.8.9 when running Snow Leopard ?
Since bluefish was not what I wanted/expected, I remove
Macports and reinstalled wget. This I check perl5 and noticed
the perl5.10 variant. So I installed perl5 +perl5.10.
O.K. perl10.0.1 was installed I can live with that.
3) If I install any that depends on perl5 will perl5.8.9
be installed or is perl5.10.1 respected?
I am not that much into variants, but want to make sure
that 32 and 64 bit version are installed. I do not want
5) What variants do I use?
6) How do ensure that the proper variants are use for
Thanx in advance
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