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From: Steven Lembark <lembark@...>
Subject: Re: how it goes with perl 5.10
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 14:47:48 -0500
> One problem is portage is removing old perl 
> 5.8 modules when emerging new ones. I don't 
> think this is needed, as long as @INC is correct.

Should be built properly via perl's normal make cycle.

Intention is to leave the old library in place to avoid
the user having to-rebuild everything from scratch every

> Changing /usr/bin/perl to point to the right 
> binary should be all that is needed, IIRC to 
> get back 5.8... Anyway, (from what I know) an 
> eselect perl thingy *should* be dead simple to 
> make this easy for the user.

Yup: backing off the executable will run a perl with
the older @INC higher up in the versions.

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