[Pdx-pm] perl upgrade
lindsey at rockstargirl.org
Wed Jan 30 12:05:02 PST 2008
> Thomas Keller wrote:
> > Sorry to have to ask this. It's probably something I should know. But
> > can I upgrade Perl using CPAN?
> No, but you can make the upgrade process a lot easier assuming you're crossing
> a major version boundary.
> 1) Run "autobundle" in the CPAN shell. This will make a big file of all the
> modules you have installed. Note the location.
> 2) Install a new perl by hand.
> 3) Run "install /path/to/the/bundle/file" and it will reinstall all those
> modules. Takes some time, but at least it's automatic.
Slightly off-topic, but maybe worth asking: the only way I've been
able to make autobundle snapshots work is by saving the bundle file
(say it's called "Snapshot_2008_01_30_00.pm") in ~/.cpan/Bundle/ ,
firing up CPAN, then running "install Bundle::Snapshot_2008_01_30_00"
at the CPAN prompt.
If I were to, say, just save it on my desktop and then run "install
~/Desktop/Snapshot_2008_01_30_00", then CPAN just goes looking out in
the world for things called that. Schwern, is there a magic trick I
Lindsey Kuper, Rock Star in Training
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