What have I forgotten about specifying which Perl should be /opt/local/bin/perl?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sat Jan 22 14:14:40 UTC 2022

On Jan 22, 2022, at 01:15, Gabriel Rosenkoetter wrote:
> On 2022-01-22 01:28 EST, Kastus Shchuka wrote:
>> $ port echo installed and perl5
>> perl5                          @5.26.1_0+perl5_28
>> perl5                          @5.28.3_0+perl5_28
>> perl5                          @5.28.3_0+perl5_30
> You see how this is at best confusing and at worst user-antagonistic, right?

I'm sorry you feel antagonized; I'm sure that was nobody's intention.

This is one of the aforementioned challenges/complexities with providing multiple versions of a port.

If we stick with multiple perl versions, and the perl5 port to create the symlinks, then maybe it would indeed help reduce some confusion to change the perl5 port's version to 1.0, or a YYYYMMDD date, or anything else that is not the version of one of the perl ports.

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