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Re^3: Specify particular Perl path to a module during installation
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Thanks for your replies! I have the same concern that CountZero has. Making changes to the PATH will definitely help me out with the current issue but it might create issues with the existing applications that require version 5.8.8, and that's exactly what i also mentioned in my original post.
And yes, as CountZero mentioned, i thought about making changes in Makefile.pl itself to point it to 5.16.1 but it wasn't working due to some syntax issue. Today it finally worked. :)