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Re^4: Customary Perl setup on Apple Mac OS X?

by wrinkles (Pilgrim)
on Aug 05, 2008 at 06:29 UTC ( #702233=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Customary Perl setup on Apple Mac OS X?
in thread Customary Perl setup on Apple Mac OS X?

I'm timid about messing with my mac's system files, so I've "opted" for a local, non-root install of my cpan library. I'd like to update to 5.10 however. Is there no reason to be concerned about symlinking to a local perl install? What is the best alternative to a symlink?


Comment on Re^4: Customary Perl setup on Apple Mac OS X?
Re^5: Customary Perl setup on Apple Mac OS X?
by Your Mother (Canon) on Aug 05, 2008 at 06:43 UTC

    If you don't link to the other perl you just have to call it from your scripts instead so-

    #!/usr/bin/perl

    becomes-

    #!/usr/local/bin/perl
    moo@cow[58]~>/usr/local/bin/perl -v This is perl, v5.10.0 built for darwin-2level...

    Or /opt/ or wherever you put it. I think. If I'm wrong someone will likely correct me. In the sysadmins and masochists I mentioned before, I'm pretty solidly in the second set. :)

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