Perl5 wrapper port...usage...?
mparson at bl.org
Sun Oct 15 18:59:22 UTC 2017
On 2017-10-15 12:16, Carlo Tambuatco wrote:
>> On Oct 15, 2017, at 11:20 AM, Michael Parson <mparson at bl.org> wrote:
>> On 2017-10-15 00:22, Carlo Tambuatco wrote:
>>> So as I understand, the perl_select port is obsolete, right?
>>> I’ve got perl5 wrapper port as well as the perl5.24 variant
>>> I’ve also got various other perl versions installed so my perl
>>> installation list looks like:
>>> perl5 @5.24.2_0+perl5_24 (active)
>>> perl5.16 @5.16.3_4 (active)
>>> perl5.18 @5.18.4_3 (active)
>>> perl5.22 @5.22.4_0 (active)
>>> perl5.24 @5.24.2_0 (active)
>>> with all the various default perl programs symlinked to perl5.24. If
>>> wanted to switch the default
>>> perl5.x to any of my other perl versions, what is the mechanism for
>>> doing so now that
>>> perl_select no longer recognizes any installed perl?
>> This should be handled with 'port select'
>> port select --show perl5 # show which 'perl5' is currently selected
> Error: The 'show' command failed: The specified group 'perl5' does not
>> port select --list perl5 # list which pkgs you can select for ‘perl5'
> Warning: Unable to get active selected version: The specified group
> 'perl5' does not exist.
> Error: The 'list' command failed: The specified group 'perl5' does not
>> sudo port select perl5 perl5.16 # use 'perl5.16' as your current
> Did not bother with this as the above commands failed...
Huh. I was basing this on having used the 'port select' stuff for gcc &
python, looks like perl isn't using this feature.
$ port select --summary
Name Selected Options
==== ======== =======
cython none cython27 none
gcc none mp-gcc6 mp-gcc7 none
llvm none mp-llvm-4.0 none
nosetests none nosetests27 none
python python27 python26-apple python27 python27-apple python36
python2 none python26-apple python27 python27-apple none
python3 python36 python36 none
$ port installed | grep perl5
mosh @1.3.2_0+perl5_24 (active)
perl5 @5.24.2_0+perl5_24 (active)
perl5.20 @5.20.3_2 (active)
perl5.24 @5.24.2_0 (active)
It looks like getting this to work with perl is more complicated and is
still an open issue:
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