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Re^2: Specify particular Perl path to a module during installation

by space_monk (Chaplain)
on Nov 30, 2012 at 08:14 UTC ( #1006426=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Specify particular Perl path to a module during installation
in thread Specify particular Perl path to a module during installation

I don't think you have to edit Makefile.PL at all as long as you are sure the PATH environment variable points to the 5.16.1 version of perl first before you build the module. Just do perl -v from the command line before running Makefile.PL to make sure.

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Comment on Re^2: Specify particular Perl path to a module during installation
Re^3: Specify particular Perl path to a module during installation
by CountZero (Bishop) on Nov 30, 2012 at 17:19 UTC
    True, but many programs and services on your computer may rely on the "system" Perl to do their jobs. Switching wholesale to a newer Perl may very well cause all kinds of havoc that will be difficult to trace. I'd rather not mess around with such global options, unless there is absolutely no other solution available.

    CountZero

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      Thanks for your replies! I have the same concern that CountZero has. Making changes to the PATH will definitely help me out with the current issue but it might create issues with the existing applications that require version 5.8.8, and that's exactly what i also mentioned in my original post.

      And yes, as CountZero mentioned, i thought about making changes in Makefile.pl itself to point it to 5.16.1 but it wasn't working due to some syntax issue. Today it finally worked. :)

      Thanks again!

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