Charles McGarvey <chazmcgarvey <at>> writes:

> It is convenient for the user to be able to customize the path to perl if they
> do not want to use the system perl.  This may be the case, for example, if the
> user wants to use the plackup httpd but its extra dependencies are not
> installed in the system perl; they can set the perl path to a perl that they
> install and have control over in their own home directory.
> Signed-off-by: Charles McGarvey <chazmcgarvey <at>>

Is it really necessary?  There is always PERL5LIB if one wants to use Perl
modules installed in one's own home directory.  If one is using local::lib
one has it "for free".

If they do not want to use system perl there is always perlbrew.

> ---
>  Documentation/config.txt | 4 ++++
>          | 4 +++-
>  2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
> index 6e53fc5..e103594 100644
> --- a/Documentation/config.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/config.txt
>  <at>  <at>  -1549,6 +1549,10  <at>  <at>  instaweb.modulepath::
>       instead of /usr/lib/apache2/modules.  Only used if httpd
>       is Apache.
> +instaweb.perlpath::
> +     The path to the perl executable used by linkgit:git-instaweb[1] to
> +     run gitweb and/or verify that the HTTP daemon is running.
> +

Jakub Narębski
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