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Re: Howto Bundle Perl

by talexb (Chancellor)
on Apr 15, 2009 at 03:22 UTC ( #757537=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Howto Bundle Perl

At my place of work we have a bunch of Solaris boxes, and we leave the /usr/bin/perl alone and install our own Perl under /work/system/bin. All of the Perl modules we use are then installed under that, and any of our shebang lines refer to our Perl.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

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Re^2: Howto Bundle Perl
by djp (Hermit) on Apr 15, 2009 at 04:48 UTC
    We use /opt for that purpose, as suggested by Solaris filesystem(5):
    /opt Root of a subtree for add-on application packages.
    Update To expand on that, we build our own perl and install it under /opt/perl/5.x.x with judicious symlinks so:
    /opt/local/bin/perl -> ../../perl/5.8.8/bin/perl /opt/local/perl/bin -> ../../perl/5.8.8/bin /opt/local/perl/man -> ../../perl/5.8.8/man
    We use #!/opt/local/bin/perl as the shebang line in our Perl programs, and add /opt/local/perl/bin to PATH and /opt/local/perl/man to MANPATH. We can then upgrade perl simply by tweaking those three symlinks. Worked fine for the last upgrade.

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