Re: Perl policy / Plans for the upgrade
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Andy Dougherty, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>I haven't reviewed things in detail, but I have a couple of general
>observations: I see how the present scheme will allow simultaneous
>installation of (e.g.) perl-5.005 and perl-5.006. I don't, however, see
>how it will allow simultaneous installation of (e.g.) perl-5.00503 and (a
>hypothetical) perl-5.00504. I'm not sure if we want to allow such
>fine-grained simultaneous installations or not, but if we can avoid
>precluding it, that might be wise.
Well, we won't officially support simultaneous installs of subversions.
What I do plan to do is allow subversions to reside in
/usr/lib/perl5.00504 or whatever for the subversion. They wouldn't
provide a /usr/bin/perl but only a /usr/bin/perl5.00504.
I figure that this would primarily be used if you wanted to install
development track versions.
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