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"Warning: perl appears in your path"

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Dave Mitchell
September 27, 2016 14:06
"Warning: perl appears in your path"
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When installing a non-devel perl, you typically get a message like the
following on STDERR:

    Warning: perl appears in your path in the following locations beyond where
    we just installed it:

My thoughts are:

1) Do we really still need this message? It's very common these days when
installing perl for the system to already have its own perl.

2) If we do need this message, should it be downgraded from 'Warning' to
'Note' and be sent to STDOUT rather than STDERR? Because there's nothing
wrong with having multiple perls installed, and warning implies you're
doing something wrong.

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