[Israel.pm] Upgrading Perl on CentOS 5.7

Roman M. Parparov roman at parparov.com
Wed Feb 1 09:41:52 PST 2012

It's absolutely safe.

When I was using CentOS systems, I always kept /usr/bin/perl untouched, and 
installed additional version in /usr/local/ for development .
I never messed up anything with the system perl.


On 2/1/12 9:22 AM, Assaf Gordon 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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