On Tue, Mar 30, 1999 at 03:40:06AM -0700, John Lapeyre wrote: > *Richard Braakman wrote: > > I still don't see anything that will keep a system from breaking when > > perl 5.005 is installed, though. Saying "upgrade everything" is not > > good enough -- we support partial upgrades. If a user installs one > > package from the new distribution, and this pulls in the new perl, and > > that breaks every other perl module on the system, then there is a > > problem. <snip> > I do see a problem though. What about scripts ? Scripts should all > point to /usr/bin/perl, but we need simultaneous versions of perl. I > guess /etc/alternatives can only point to one perl at a time. But > some scripts will need different versions depending on which modules > they are using. I am confused, maybe I don't understand something. If it needs external modules I'm going to suggest that such programs use a specific perl binary... > Does it make sense to set the unversioned perl library path to be last > in @INC in perl5.005, so any modules that were not upgraded will be > found there ? No, there are some massive issues with that which makes it more of a headache then (IMHO) its worth.. (Incompatible stuff, among other things) > > btw. Here is an interesting bit from A. Cox from this week on lsb-discuss > Im very concerned we don't try and mandate perl too much. Every tiny > subrelease of perl breaks something different, and there is no formal > grammar for perl to reference against that I can find. > > Perl is a bigger nightmare than libc variance Alan knows what he is talking about, there is a reason why perl5.005 should not share stuff with perl5.004, lets make it a clean break, as we did with libc5.. Zephaniah E. Hull. > > John > -- > John Lapeyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com > Tucson,AZ http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre > > > -- > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to firstname.lastname@example.org > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com > -- PGP EA5198D1-Zephaniah E. Hull <firstname.lastname@example.org>-GPG E65A7801 Keys available at http://whitestar.soark.net/~warp/public_keys. CCs of replies from mailing lists are encouraged.
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