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Re: perl 5.8.0 vs perl 5.8.2 on AIX

by jc0517 (Novice)
on Oct 29, 2008 at 18:05 UTC ( #720273=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to perl 5.8.0 vs perl 5.8.2 on AIX

thanks for the responses. i am assuming by maintain our own install you mean installing our own perl libraries on the servers instead of using the AIX installed ones - wouldn't we be restricted to using the AIX binaries though, so still restricted to max of 5.8.2? not sure what CPAN is, i am new to perl so not familiar with terminology yet.

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Re^2: perl 5.8.0 vs perl 5.8.2 on AIX
by converter (Priest) on Oct 30, 2008 at 14:53 UTC
    What's being suggested is that you maintain a private build of Perl and all your Perl modules. Your applications' shebang lines would point at a different pathname (#!/usr/local/bin/perl, for example) and the perl on /usr/local/bin would be the perl you compiled and installed yourself. That perl would look for Perl modules on a completely different set of paths where it would find your privately maintained modules. The CPAN is Perl's code repository. When you update or install new modules using the cpan command or perl -MCPAN -e shell you're accessing this repository.

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