What is up with perl5.26 on Snow Leo?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Nov 28 04:09:53 UTC 2021

On Nov 27, 2021, at 19:58, Ken Cunningham wrote:

>> Ok... the significance of this is...??
> Well in your case, the significance of appears overwhelming — in that it is an excellent clue as to the cause of your problem, I believe.
> ie - there is nothing wrong on your system, it is nothing you did, it is not your fault, indeed something has changed — all that kind of stuff.
> So it is the starting point of sorting out a solution maybe, whatever the solution might be.
> I think - on systems of a certain age, we leave the build compiler for perl as the build compiler, and just add a run dep on that compiler for perl.

The reasons for making the change were sound. I would not revert it or change it. As I said in my previous message, the problem seems to be that the perl build system is trying to compile something in the destroot phase. It should compile everything in the build phase instead.

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