[Israel.pm] Upgrading Perl on CentOS 5.7

Natty aloha2004 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 09:26:24 PST 2012


Have you checked perlbrew?

On Feb 1, 2012 7:22 PM, "Assaf Gordon" <gordon at cshl.edu> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Long ago there was a thread about "which perl version are you using in
production".
> Up until yesterday I was content with 5.8.8 (because that's the stable
package version on CentOS 5.7).
>
> Now I need to use a module that requires perl 5.10.
> If I'm upgrading, I might as well upgrade to 5.14.2.
>
> My question is:
> How safe is it to install it from source on CentOS 5.7 to "/usr/local" ?
> Or should I install it to a private directory (e.g. $HOME/localperl) -
but that would require messing up with the $PATH variable everywhere...
>
> Has anyone had experience with upgrading perl on a stable CentOS system ?
>
> Feedback welcomed,
>  -Assaf.
>
>
>
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