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

Roderick A. Anderson raanders at cyber-office.net
Thu Jul 7 12:15:10 PDT 2011

Roderick A. Anderson 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?

Many thanks to all (Joshua Keroes, chromatic, Chris Weyl, Mark Morgan) 
for the input.  I'm building a new Linux-Vserver guest so I can try out 
perlbrew and local::lib.

Any suggestions of where to put stuff so it doesn't trample on (or get 
trampled on) the distribution?  /opt/, /usr/local ...


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