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Compiling and Installing Perlby xenchu (Friar)
|on Dec 04, 2003 at 16:55 UTC||Need Help??|
xenchu has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
If my two question are well documented somewhere, I apologize.
In answer to another question here Abigail II posted the following code.
But when I attempted to run it on my machine, I got this message:
My first question then is how do I recompile Perl? I am using Activestate Perl v5.6.1 build 630. And as I was searching for material about recompiling it occurred to me that perhaps I should just upgrade to 5.8.1. Will the install of a new version of Perl automatically delete (or upgrade?) the old version? If the install doesn't do this, how do I arrange it?
I have a strong suspicion that both these questions have been answered somewhere. Oh well, it's not the first time I have overlooked the obvious.
Thanks in Advance,
Perl has one Great Advantage and one Great Disadvantage: