[Israel.pm] upgrading to Perl 5.8.4

Shlomo Yona shlomo at cs.haifa.ac.il
Thu May 20 00:57:47 PDT 2004

On Thu, 20 May 2004, Gabor Szabo wrote:

> While this does not really answer your problem, most likely I'd
> install from source to a separate directory /usr/local/perl584 or similar
> (as also suggested by Shlomi) and make sure that all of my "important"
> programs have the right sh-bang at the beginning:
> #!/usr/local/perl584/bin/perl -wT
> in the above case.

That's good practice. But now, how would you upgrade the
"original" or "preinstalled" Perl of the system with the
newer one (5.8.4 in this case)? I would hate to maintain two
Perl versions on my system when I know I only want the
recent one.

Shlomo Yona
shlomo at cs.haifa.ac.il

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