weirdness setting default perl version

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Thu Jun 27 11:38:09 PDT 2013

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 2:24 PM, Puneet Kishor <punk.kish at> wrote:

> On Jun 27, 2013, at 11:18 AM, Jeremy Lavergne <jeremy at>
> wrote:
> > The important point here is the difference between perl5 and perl5.XY.
> Right, thanks. But I thought the following would do that
>         $ sudo port activate perl5.14 @5.14.2_2
> At least that is what I would expect from a DWIM perspective.

I would very much *not* expect that to overwrite a /opt/local/bin/perl (or
any other file, for that matter) from a different port.

(What I would expect is for "port select" to work --- but alas, not yet for

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