[Pdx-pm] CentOS 5.x and Perl 5.10+

chromatic chromatic at wgz.org
Tue Jul 5 13:27:18 PDT 2011

On Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at 01:20 pm, Roderick A wrote:

> Is it a forlorn hope or has anyone come up with a way (that hopefully 
> doesn't break piles of other stuff) to get a recent version of Perl on 
> CentOS 5.5 systems.
> I've done the compile from a tarball, a Fedora src.rpm, etc. with less 
> than stellar results.  They worked but were not really maintainable.
> I'm looking at moving to Scientific Linux 6 since it is out (verse the 
> last I heard for CentOS 6).
> Any suggestions or ideas?

I use App::perlbrew and ignore the system Perl 5:


Several deployment options exist: one perlbrew per application or one per user 
or one per compilation of Perl 5.

The latter approach works for me, but I don't mind reinstalling all of my CPAN 
dependencies every time I install a new Perl 5 point release. If that's a 
bother for you (and it may become one for me), one local::lib installation per 
Perl 5 major release family can help.

-- c

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