I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my personal laptop as I wanted to use only a linux based system on it. It has perl version 5.14.2 so that helped in my goal of learning Perl.
However, there were many internet connectivity and wireless issues. Network connectivity would drop every few minutes,many times the laptop wouldnt shutdown or reboot inspite of selecting the correct option. Same issues noticed with Ubuntu 12.10. I have a Lenovo Z570 laptop with 2nd Gen i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM. Incidentally, I decided to switch from Windows 7 to linux because Windows kept crashing after the new memory module installation, but none of the linux flavours I tried ever complained about memory issues.
So I tried CentOS and Scientific Linux. No network issues but system Perl version is 5.10. Perlbrew installation kept failing. I kept getting dependency issues and ultimately the installation of perlbrew just failed. So I am in a fix.
Is there some way to ensure that perlbrew gets installed without issues. After installing perl brew if I "switch" to the new perl version, while downloading modules, will it automatically install it for new perl version?What if I dont "switch" and "use" a specific Perl Version? While installing CPAN Modules, will that be automatically taken care of? And last but not the least, is there some preferred flavour of linux that any one of you could suggest?
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