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Re^3: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
in thread What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
For Solaris systems where I don't have access to the SUN compiler, I typically install Perl somewhere (/opt/perl for instance), and just link /usr/bin/perl to /opt/perl/bin/perl. I then compile using gcc.
Actually, I've often done the same if I do have access to the SUN compiler.
Solaris shouldn't break down if you replace /usr/bin/perl, and I've never experienced any problems by doing so.
But this thread was about Debian, not Solaris.