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Re^3: Why upgrade perl?

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on May 21, 2013 at 20:10 UTC ( #1034600=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Why upgrade perl?
in thread Why upgrade perl?

I am frankly quite intrigued why you say, “overstating the case,” because I certainly have encountered incompatibility issues on a great many upgrades.   And, given that RedHat’s most-essential software tools run on Perl, that does become a serious concern.   I am not challenging your POV, but it does surprise me to hear this.

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Re^4: Why upgrade perl?
by marto (Cardinal) on May 22, 2013 at 10:15 UTC

    "And, given that RedHatís most-essential software tools run on Perl, that does become a serious concern."

    Leaving the system Perl to the system is wise. Let the vendor do what they want, it's trivial to install your own Perl elsewhere.

Re^4: Why upgrade perl?
by dsheroh (Monsignor) on May 22, 2013 at 10:11 UTC
    I feel that it's an overstatement to say that a too-old version of perl will "often" cause problems when installing CPAN modules, given my own experience that such problems are extremely rare, with the one exception of pre-5.10 perl vs. post-5.10 modules. It's interesting to see that your experience has been the opposite and that makes me wonder which is actually the more common set of experiences.

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