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Re: Wanted X, got Perl - operator error or prequisiste


At 16:18 2003-05-09, Matthew O. Persico wrote:
On Thu, 08 May 2003 22:32:46 -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>At 22:12 2003-05-08, Matthew O. Persico wrote:
>>>The *.pl scripts in XFree86 mean nothing --- they are not needed
>>>for the normal operation of the X Server.
>>Then I'll just whack 'em.
>Why? Why muck with files installed by a package you're using? Does
>there mere presence cause a problem? If so, how and why? They'll just
>come back when you update that package as the next release becomes

Because when I want to run Perl, I want ActiveState Perl 5.8.0 installed in C:opt\asperl and I don't want any chance of that not happening. This is the most mindless way of getting that to happen. And after supporting three (yes THREE) versions of Perl on multiple machines in different locations at work (not I didn't set it up, I just inherited it and I'm working on fixing it ), the last thing I need is to cause myself ANY problems at home.

This does not follow. Perl scripts installed along with one of the X packages aren't going to cause the wrong Perl to get executed. How could they?

</ridiculous rant> :-)

Oh, and when I said "whack", I really meant "uninstall using setup.exe".

Setup.exe doesn't allow you to uninstall individual files within a package, nor should it.

Matthew O. Persico

I have ActiveState Perl and Cygwin Perl installed, and there's no conflict. The PATH variable resolves them just fine. When I run Perl scripts within Cygwin, the Cygwin Perl interpreter is used. When I run them outside Cygwin (say, as CGI scripts for Windows Apache), I get ActiveState Perl.

Software running on digital computers (that are not malfunctioning) is deterministic, after all.

Randall Schulz

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