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Ubuntu Precise Pangolin will contain an up to date perl version

by chrestomanci (Priest)
on Dec 12, 2011 at 22:09 UTC ( #943195=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hands up who is frustrated that mainstream Linux distros rarely contain the latest stable release of Perl?

Today I installed the current alpha release of the next Ubuntu LTS Precise Pangolin. I was pleased to discover that the included version of perl is 5.14.2

http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/perl

This is especially significant because Ubuntu 12.04 is an LTS (Long Term Support) release which will be recommended for servers, and will get 5 years of support till April 2017. By that time Perl 5.14 will be quite old, but those of us in the perl community who are supporting Ubuntu server installations in 5 years time will be thankful that it is not an even older release.

Edit: Just to be clear, I do not speak for Ubuntu, so this is not official, just my observation.

Comment on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin will contain an up to date perl version
Re: Ubuntu Precise Pangolin will contain an up to date perl version
by marto (Chancellor) on Dec 13, 2011 at 09:51 UTC

    While this is news of sorts I tend to leave the system perl for the system and install whatever version(s) I want.

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