add another linking level for perl5 binaries?

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Thu Mar 28 13:13:59 PDT 2013

On Mar 28, 2013, at 2:17 PM, "Daniel J. Luke" <dluke at> wrote:

> indeed. I don't think a good solution here is to have a 'port select' for each and every perl module that might want to install something into $prefix/bin, though

For sure. I think the way Derek envisioned it, p5-foo would just choose its symlink target dynamically, depending on the active perl5 variant. This wouldn't be a reproducible setup though, so it's probably a no-go.

> (My preferred solution to this, and most of the other perl mess, would be to just have one perl version as 'the perl we provide' - but it appears that most other people don't agree).

+1. Then again, I don't use Perl at all :P


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