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Re: Can git choose perl at runtime?




On Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 12:34:12AM +0100, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> Yeah, but my reading (which may be wrong) of John Passaro's E-Mail
> upthread
> (<CAJdN7Kioa22xrDP2ssZXmBbu7KDkcr2MQCUDW=Tzm5ydzeChBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>)
> is that for some users this is the path of least resistance to getting
> git-send-email et al working for whatever reason.

I think we should just ask Homebrew to ship a functional, complete Git.
If they need to use the Homebrew Perl to install modules instead of the
system Perl, then they should do that. It sounds like we're engineering
a feature that lets users shoot themselves in the foot to work around an
easily fixable distributor issue.

I'm sympathetic to the difficult job of distributors, but Git is not an
unreasonable upstream, and I don't think it's unfair to ask Homebrew to
solve this problem in their distribution.

I've commented on the issue on their GitHub repository, asking them to
address this problem.
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