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Re: Are there any major Perl issues with Mac OS X Lion?

by DrHyde (Prior)
on Sep 06, 2011 at 09:31 UTC ( #924341=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Are there any major Perl issues with Mac OS X Lion?

I've not yet used Lion, but in all previous versions of OS X ... yes, you need to install the dev tools; there are no issues with the CPAN toolchain or with the vast majority of modules (you say you're coming from Windows, so while you will still run into some non-portable code, you will have fewer problems on OS X than you're used to); obviously most stuff with a platform-specific namespace won't work; in general you can assume that it's a normal Unixy system.

Some Mac::* stuff is for the obsolete pre-OS X rubbish, but it's normally obvious from the docs which is which. That said, I doubt you'll ever need to use any Mac::* stuff directly. I certainly haven't.

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Re^2: Are there any major Perl issues with Mac OS X Lion?
by kcott (Canon) on Sep 06, 2011 at 11:33 UTC

    Thanks, DrHyde. Overall, that's fairly reassuring. I started to have a read through the Mac::* modules on CPAN this afternoon: I've never used a Win32:: module to date so, as you say, I probably won't need to use a Mac:: module either.

    -- Ken

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[prathap keerthipati]: how to update perl in unix
[hippo]: yum update perl
[hippo]: Other package managers are available
LanX wouldn't update system Perl!
[Discipulus]: prathap keerthipati might be it is better to install an alternative Perl instead and do not touch the system one
[LanX]: see perlbrew for alternative Perl installations
[marto]: unless you know exactly what you're doing an often saner option is to simply build another Perl rather than replace the system one

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