problem with perl's `PAR' module

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Nov 9 20:34:30 UTC 2019

On Nov 9, 2019, at 11:04, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> I've installed perl's `PAR` module, needed for TeXLive's (self-compiled)
> `biber` binary, with
>  sudo cpan-5.26 install PAR
> on my up-to-date Lion box (using MacPorts from git).  However,
> executing `biber --help` fails with
>  Perl lib version (5.26.3) doesn't match executable
>    'perl' version (5.26.1) at
>    /opt/local/lib/perl5/5.26/darwin-thread-multi-2level/ line 62.
>  Compilation failed in require at /opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.26/ line 7.
> Indeed, port shows
>  port info perl5.26
>  -> perl5.26 @5.26.3_2 (lang)
>  port info perl5
>  -> perl5 @5.26.1 (lang)

The version number of the perl5 port doesn't matter, because the perl5 port doesn't install anything other than symlinks to the files installed by another port. Which other port depends on which variant of the perl5 port you have installed.

If you really want to use perl 5.26, then verify that

port installed perl5


The following ports are currently installed:
  perl5 @5.26.1_0+perl5_26 (active)

and that

which perl



and that

/opt/local/bin/perl -v


This is perl 5, version 26, subversion 3 (v5.26.3) built for darwin-thread-multi-2level

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Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
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Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
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Internet, point your browser at, the Perl Home Page.

Note that perl5.28 is available and is the default perl in MacPorts at this time. perl5.30 is also available in MacPorts but may not quite be ready yet; for example, there is no perl5_30 variant of the perl5 port yet.

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