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Re: Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8

by scorpio17 (Monsignor)
on Nov 17, 2011 at 22:16 UTC ( #938690=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8

Ubuntu 8.4 is no longer supported, either. I'd recommend upgrading to 10.04 LTS, which has Perl 5.10. Do this on a spare machine and see what, if anything, breaks.

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Re^2: Arguements for upgrading from Perl 5.8
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 17, 2011 at 23:09 UTC

    8.04 has server-class support until 2013.

    Even so, 5.10 is at its end of life too, so that's just delaying the inevitable.

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      that's just delaying the inevitable

      But still, it's better than doing nothing. The next step would be to update the staging machine to the next LTS version, that hopefully has a newer perl. As a nice side effect, dlarochelle gets a chance to plan for continuous updates, and to test that plan.


      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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