[ic] IC on Gentoo Linux (basic questions)

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 10:52:22 EDT 2004

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 11:09:11 +0100, Kevin Walsh <kevin at cursor.biz> wrote:
> Carsten Jahnke [carstenjahnke at web.de] wrote:
> > I'm sorry for my basic questions but I'm in a hurry and must have a
> > stable Interchange on my freshly set-up Gentoo box.
> > On that box I have a perl 5.8.4. Can I install Interchange 5.2.0 on
> > that? Does it still have to be single-threaded perl? If so, how do I get
> > gentoo to emerge a single-thread perl?
> > 
> Gentoo will provide you with a proper Perl by default.  You have to ask
> for a threaded Perl (using a USE flag) if you find that you need it for
> some reason - which you probably won't.
> Interchange will work just fine with Gentoo's current Perl version
> (5.8.4 at the moment, as you said).  You will still need to install
> Bundle::Interchange or Bundle::InterchangeKitchenSink yourself, via
> Good luck.

I would stay away from Bundle::Interchange if I were you.  I'd rather
install all necessary perl modules as ebuilds.  They are all in the
dev-perl category.  A lot of them aren't in Portage, but the IC ebuild
and necessary perl module ebuilds are here:


You'll have to use them with PORTAGE_OVERLAY outlined here:


Interchange::Link is a mod_perl module that allows you to run
Interchange without /cgi-bin/catalogname in your URL.  I love it.

- Grant

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