Well the best way of solving this problem is to indicate to your boss
his/her requirement is nonsense and that the version number itself
doesn't indicate anything.
in reply to Modules and version numbers.
But if that doesn't work, fix stupid requirements with stupid solutions.
Write a dummy module like:
Alternatively, assuming XML::Parser::PerlSAX is free software,
copy it, and change the version number in your copy.
use vars '$Version';
# Leave next 2 lines out if XML::Parser::PerlSAX doesn't
# use Exporter.
@ISA = 'Exporter';
$VERSION = 1.1;