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Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases

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Nicholas Clark
February 2, 2012 05:10
Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases
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On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 07:11:47AM -0500, David Golden wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 5:25 AM, Jerome Quelin <> wrote:
> >> Could you elaborate on why .pm files aren't an issue?  (Are your RPMs
> >> shadowing the core-installed ones?)
> >
> > because perl already splits @INC to core / vendor / site, in different
> > directories (and that's awesome). there's unfortunately only one bin
> > directory. :-)

But that's somewhat hard to solve, as the perl binary defines where @INC
is (and can split it apart into as many directories as are needed), whereas
the user's PATH determines which binaries are found.

> But please confirm that means you're shadowing, right?  "perl-core"
> installs to core and then dual-life module packages install to
> vendor/site and shadow the ones that built with perl itself?

ie the setup is that "newer" comes earlier in @INC than "older", but "older"
remains installed on the file system?

Nicholas Clark

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