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Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases

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Jerome Quelin
February 2, 2012 05:59
Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases
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On 12/02/02 13:10 +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > > 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.

i know. i'm not blaming perl for this! :-)

> > 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?

yes. older remains on the filesystem but are shadowed by newer ones. but
since they're in different directories, it's not a problem for the
package manager. our @INC is such that core < vendor < site


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