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Re: upgrade broke perl?

by aitap (Deacon)
on Jan 30, 2013 at 20:11 UTC ( #1016147=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to upgrade broke perl?

Try cleaning up perl directories in /usr/local: ubuntu-packaged Perl is installed with /usr prefix, and CPAN is installing everything with /usr/local prefix by default, so you should get your system Perl back if you delete the modules installed in /usr/local/ (Perl searches for its data in /usr/local before /usr).

By the way, if you want to install a newer Perl version, it might be better to use perlbrew or perlall.

Edit: minor spelling corrections
Sorry if my advice was wrong.

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Re^2: upgrade broke perl?
by eppo (Novice) on Jan 30, 2013 at 20:41 UTC

    Removing /usr/local/share/perl directory did the trick! Thank you so much for your help! upgrade to 12.04.1 went smoothly after that.

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[Lady_Aleena]: atcroft, I just put a link to another module in one of my local ones. For a normal link L<text|url> the text would be written out then the url would follow the text in brackets <>. However, when I linked to another module, the text was written ..
[Lady_Aleena]: ... but no link. L<module name> might localize to where ever it is, like PerlMonks [id://1026423] does. (Cookies)

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