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Thursday December 26, 2002
09:12 PM

Perl and MacOS X

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As I continue my gradual acclimatisation with MacOS X, I find that I've done certain things that now I wish I hadn't. Chief amongst these is stomping over the default Perl 5.6.0 installation with 5.8.0.

With retrospect, this probably wasn't a terribly bright thing to do. I could restore 5.6.0, but as I've only just got my mod_perl (with AxKit) setup working nicely I really don't want to go through the rigmarole of re-diddling everything to work in separate areas.

Oh, but for the want of a little foresight...

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  • I did the same thing, and then when I wanted to run fink [], it was a bloody mess. I'm glad Randal [] was nice enough to tar up his /System/Library/Perl directory and pass it my way.

    It's clear to me that the fink method of dumping everything in the /sw directory is the way to go so long as OS X keeps getting updated all the time.



    • Shame fink doesn't come with it's own version of perl with everything linked against that, really. There are probably some good reasons for them not doing this, but I can't think of any right now. 8)