Macports 2.0.3/Lion 10.7.2 Perl

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Nov 2 19:15:33 PDT 2011

On Nov 2, 2011, at 19:54, Arno Hautala wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 12:45, Arno Hautala wrote:
>> Hmm, I was writing this from memory and I'm not at my Mac right now.
>> Maybe there isn't a perl group? I'll write back when I'm in front of
>> my machine and can check.
> Yep, turns out you don't use select for perl. Instead, install the
> 'perl5' port with the desired version as a requested variant. It's
> possible to install a perl version directly, but you won't get the
> non-suffixed command installed.

Why don't we use "port select" to select the perl symlink? Why is perl unique in having this perl5 port to do that job?

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