Perl under MacOS X

Steve Mynott steve at
Thu Jun 2 09:37:36 BST 2011

Install Virtualbox or Vmware and use a linux perl.

Much simplier in the long run than playing around with payware DVD sized
downloads for gcc, case insensitive filesystems and the like.

On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 12:55:02AM -0700, Randy J. Ray typed:

> I find myself the unexpected caretaker of a MacBook Pro, handed off
> to me when someone at $JOB left recently. It's shiny. And very
> eye-candy-ish. But I am now wishing I'd paid more attention to
> recent discussions of OSX-related stuff. I seem to recall some
> issues with Xcode 4 and compiled CPAN modules? And some references
> to something called perlbrew? Some of this I've learned a bit about
> with the help of The Google, but if anyone can offer me some tips
> they'd be most appreciated (and duly rewarded with drink the next
> time I'm in London). The problem here isn't lack of information,
> rather the problem is over-abundance of it. And much of what I find
> on Google is years old, and the problems I'm vaguely remembering
> seemed more recent than that...
> Randy
> -- 
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