[Chicago-talk] Getting compile options from old perl install & other admin questions

Jay Strauss me at heyjay.com
Sat Oct 16 15:31:24 CDT 2004


So then you stick /usr/local/perl/bin in your PATH?

Scott T. Hildreth wrote:
> The auto-config is pretty good now.  I like to put a new version
> of Perl in a dir, '/usr/local/perl-5.8.5', then I have a script 
> which configs CPAN and installs all the modules that I need/want.
> I run some tests, if the new Perl install is working okay, I have
> a symlink /usr/local/perl which points to the version I want to use.
> If something is wrong I can always point /usr/local/perl back to the
> older install.  This works really well, for me at least, at work.  I
> can have the other developers test production code in without affecting
> production.  As far as compiling, I let Perl config, 
> sh Configure -de -Dprefix=/usr/local/perl-5.8.x
> ..not that you care how I install Perl, just thought I would share. :-)
> On Sat, 2004-10-16 at 09:15, Jay Strauss wrote:
>>I want to install 5.8.5 on my system.
>>- How do I extract the compile options from my system version, to use 
>>when I build from source?  I don't know if perl -V tells me everything
>>- How do I make it so that after this install, then when I have to 
>>install the next version, I don't have to reinstall every module from 
>>CPAN?  Since the perl path is, after installing 5.8.5 is:
>> >     /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.5/i686-linux
>> >     /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.5
>> >     /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5/i686-linux
>> >     /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5
>> >     /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl
>    I'm pretty sure that perl will include other 5.* in the
> /usr/local/lib/perl5/site/ dir.
>>ie everything has 5.8.5 in the path, when I install 5.8.x it will not 
>>find all the packages I've download from CPAN
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