Wish Setup would accept my Perl

Andrew DeFaria Andrew@DeFaria.com
Tue Nov 6 16:21:00 GMT 2007

Michael Kairys wrote:
> I've been using ActiveState Perl and Cygwin together for years and 
> have only one complaint: Setup keeps hassling me about dependencies 
> and I have to make sure always to uncheck Perl in the setu list (and 
> again in the dependency check) or I end up with two Perl 
> installations, which I don't want.
> I wish Setup could recognize that I already have a Perl installation...
Would you similarly complain that you already have del and dir and not 
want rm and ls?

Personally I dislike ActiveState Perl. Things like setsid just don't 
work and signal handling is not reliable (that may be better). Plus 
things written for ActiveState sometimes don't port easily to 
Linux/Unix. This is not the case with Cygwin's Perl.
Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
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