I recently installed Fink to see if it had "pdffonts". This conversation has 
scared me; I have uninstalled Fink. I certainly don't want to start looking for 
Perl modules in /sw.

Now I see no PERL5LIB in %ENV. I guess Perl is looking in
but I really don't know.



On Jun 9, 2011, at 7:08 AM, Sherm Pendley wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 6:43 AM, Marek Stepanek
> <marekstepa...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> But perhaps this list could help me, to get @INC and $PERL5LIB clean of /sw
>> ... How is it possible, that I have $PERL5LIB set to
>> %ENV:
>>    PERL5LIB="/sw/lib/perl5:/sw/lib/perl5/darwin"
>> I only see two files:
>>        ~/.profile
>> and
>>        ~/.tcshrc
> PERL5LIB can be set in either one; which one is executed depends on
> what shell you're using. The current default shell is Bash, which
> reads .profile - at one point in ancient history, the default was
> Tcsh, which reads .tcshrc.
>> in the first file I only have one line:
>>        test -r /sw/bin/init.sh && . /sw/bin/init.sh
> If you haven't changed your default shell, that's the culprit. It
> executes Fink's init.sh script, which exports the PERL5LIB environment
> variable. Again, this behavior goes back a while - they used to think
> it was a good idea for the system Perl to be able to see modules that
> Fink had installed under /sw/lib.
> I haven't used Fink in a while - I switched to MacPorts - but I
> *thought* they stopped doing that after a few Mac OS X releases, each
> with a new version of Perl that disagreed with those modules, showed
> them how problematic that was. If you've been migrating for a while,
> that line in .profile could be a remnant from an old install.
> At any rate, delete (# or comment) that line, exit from the shell
> session and start a new one, and that should clear up your PERL5LIB
> variable.
>> To export the right PERL5LIB, can I add the following line to ~/.tcshrc
>> set PERL5LIB = (/System/Library/Perl/5.10.0:/Library/Perl/5.10.0)
> That wouldn't accomplish anything - PERL5LIB just adds to the default
> paths, and the above are already in the default.
>> Syntax seems alright, but I have still the /sw path at the beginning:
> Did you log out of the current shell session, and back in? These
> startup files are only processed when you start a new shell session,
> not every time they're changed.
> sherm--
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