[Pdx-pm] Custom CentOS RPM of Perl
jshirley at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 12:16:40 PDT 2010
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Roderick A. Anderson
<raanders at cyber-office.net> wrote:
> I have seen postings (mostly on the Catalyst list) that the Perl RPM for the
> Redhat based distributions is pretty bad. I've seen stuff that makes me
> agree. An @INC the gives me a head ache to look at and can't be good when
> searching for modules.
> I'd like to build (or find) a Perl RPM that replaces the one provided. This
> is for CentOS systems. Is this something a mostly sane person :-) should
> Anyone have experience doing this and can point me in the right direction?
I'd recommend checking out perlbrew.
It will let you build out multiple perl binaries and their own lib paths.
I never use vendor-supplied perls, instead built my own and then
combine that with local::lib. This means I don't ever worry about me
breaking the OS, or the OS breaking my code. Perlbrew simplifies all
of this, though, and I'd highly recommend looking at it.
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