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Re: perl dependancy problem

On Tue, Oct 05, 1999 at 11:28:34PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Yick. Perhaps the alternative priorities could be arranged differently?
> That doesn't address the real problem, which is that one version of perl may
> be installed and satisfy the dependancy, while the alternatives system makes
> another one be used.

The idea was to make the default alternative be the fullest and latest perl
available, no matter which combination of perls are installed.

If the admin specifically changes things so that /usr/bin/perl refers to
something that doesn't let you `use foo', then that's eir decision. They
could just as easily symlink /usr/bin/perl to a shell script that echoes
`PeRL SuX!!!11!!' and dies if they wanted to.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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 ``The thing is: trying to be too generic is EVIL. It's stupid, it 
        results in slower code, and it results in more bugs.''
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