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Re: #! -- why doth thou exist?

by fokat (Deacon)
on Aug 25, 2005 at 14:21 UTC ( #486565=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to #! -- why doth thou exist?

Dear punkish

I'm happily writing this from my PowerBook running Mac OS X. I am totally happy thanks to the following incantation...

$ su - Password: # cd /usr/bin # mv perl perl-macosx # ln -s /my/new/nice/perl # ^D

Also, I never download binaries of perl. I rather compile my own. You can use either Fink or Darwin Ports to help with this.

Best regards

-lem, but some call me fokat

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Re^2: #! -- why doth thou exist?
by punkish (Priest) on Aug 25, 2005 at 14:44 UTC
    $ su - Password: # cd /usr/bin # mv perl perl-macosx # ln -s /my/new/nice/perl # ^D

    This does not seem, to me, the right way to do things. You are replacing the factory-installed perl with your new/nice/perl. If any system level perl-based task expects something in its perl, and doesn't find it in your perl then there could be trouble.

    However, that you don't trust marketplace binaries and roll your own instead is a very worthy sentiment. For now, I am trusting Activestate as a reliable starting point for my own excursions.


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