Can't "uninstall perl"

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Jun 20 14:29:21 PDT 2013

On Jun 20, 2013, at 11:50, Dominik Reichardt wrote:

> On 20.06.2013, at 18:30, Stephen Rasku wrote:
>> If it's a bad idea to uninstall perl, please explain.
> AFAIK, it's a bad idea to uninstall MacPorts Perl. MacPorts is and needs to be self contained and ports that need Perl will need the MacPorts perl. There is some port command to choose which Perl is being used in Terminal. Best use that.
> I could be entirely wrong about Perl and MacPorts, though :)

The usual MacPorts way to select what version of a program you want, including selecting between MacPorts and system versions, is "port select". However MacPorts perl predates "port select" and has not yet been updated to use that mechanism:

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