[Pdx-pm] [csieh at fnal.gov: Re: Horribly Broken RHEL5/SL5 Perl]
Peter at PSDT.com
Tue Aug 26 12:32:17 PDT 2008
At 10:27 AM 8/26/2008, you wrote:
>I spoke too soon. Sigh, no distro support on this one. OK,
>for the complete Perl noob, how does one go about maintaining
>two versions of Perl on a machine, one for "system" and one
>for everything else including serving web pages?
>Understandable, updated, robust and secure is good. I fear
>the only option is a large learning and maintenance burden.
I leave the system Perl completely alone on every system. I figure
that if the vendor wants it there, they have a reason, and I am not
going to risk breaking something by playing with it, especially since I
am going to want all kinds of things that they did not, like debugging
support, threading, etc. I leave all changes to the system perl to
package upgrades from the vendor and I build /usr/local/bin/perl from
source with just 'configure -des' etc and then put /usr/local/bin first
in my path so everything I do gets the perl I want. Never had a
problem with this approach.
FWIW, the Fedora Core 5 Perl 5.8.8 does not have the bless() problem on
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