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From: Philipp Riegger <lists@...>
Subject: Re: env.d; perl with collision-protect
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 22:58:47 +0200
On 19. Aug 2005, at 6:13 Uhr, Finn Thain wrote:

>>
>> One of these issues is providing Gentoo's perl as the default when
>> `perl` is executed in interactive shells (bash, in my case). The 
>> lovely
>> '/etc/env.d' structure lends itself to the sort of PATH mangling that
>> needs to be done, but there is one problem here. '/etc/profile.gentoo'
>> appends the PATH from '/etc/profile.env' to the existing PATH, rather
>> than inserting to the beginning of the existing PATH.
>
> This is consistent with the intent of collision-protect. People (users,
> ISVs) care about the behaviour of Apple's OS X. That is, they care 
> about
> avoiding collisions in the file system only in as much it preserves 
> that
> behaviour.

Why not provide something like perl_select (like apples gcc_select) or 
perl-config? I use gcc_select to switch between apples gcc and gnat for 
OS X.

Philipp

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