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Re: Re: BSD relegating Perl is short-sighted

by Phaysis (Pilgrim)
on May 12, 2002 at 21:10 UTC ( [id://166037] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: BSD relegating Perl is short-sighted
in thread no more perl in BSD core

I agree. In my experience, all of the RH distros install older versions of Perl. After installation, I have to undergo the arduous task of installing the modules I want and need for my server setup using the -MCPAN shell. This decides to update Perl for me, gets it, rebuilds it, and installs a new module tree under the current version number. This is a pain in that all the old installed modules (supplied under the old version number tree) are no longer normally available to the updated binary. This involves the painful ordeal of symlinking the old tree into the new one, making sure not to duplicate module branches. Grr.

Perhaps there's a simpler way of doing this, or perhaps I'm doing something wrong. Perhaps some suggestions would be helpful.

And perhaps if Perl wasn't tightly bundled / integrated with the OS (whatever your distro is), the process of installing, configuring and maintaining your Perl install would be a good bit easier.

(Ph) Phaysis
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