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Re: Installing Modules

by zwon (Abbot)
on Feb 14, 2010 at 23:35 UTC ( #823196=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Installing Modules

I'm also using Ubuntu. After 5.10.1 was released I decided to upgrade system perl. Of course I was aware that replacing system perl is not recommended practice, and it may cause numerous problem, but it didn't stop me. I've get source packages for 5.10.1 from, built and installed. I'm using it on all my desktops since September, installing modules with cpanp (they go in /usr/local), and quite happy. I didn't get a single problem. There are no conflicts, as cpanp installs modules into /usr/local and packaged modules are installed into /usr.

I don't want to say that you should ignore recommendations of previous posters, but just informing you that I did and got a positive result.

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Re^2: Installing Modules
by afoken (Canon) on Feb 15, 2010 at 14:53 UTC

    All Slackware versions, including the latest v13.0, have absolutely no problems with upgrading or replacing the provided Perl with your own version. You can also install and update Perl modules as you like. The trick here is that Slackware is one of the few distributions that don't rely on Perl for getting their job done, but uses Bourne shell scripts instead (not even bash, so you can use ash or dash as /bin/sh, if you like).


    Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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