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Andy Dougherty
September 27, 2016 15:03
Re: "Warning: perl appears in your path"
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On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 03:05:49PM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> 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:
>         /bin/perl
>         /usr/bin/perl
> 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.

No, I suspect we probably don't need it anymore.

> 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.

    Andy Dougherty

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