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Maintaining an Enterprise Perl Distributionby cbrandtbuffalo (Deacon)
|on Mar 24, 2005 at 19:04 UTC||Need Help??|
cbrandtbuffalo has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
We use Perl widely in my shop--enough so that I consider it deployed on an enterprise scale. However, as time has gone by, we've gotten woefully out of date on our version of Perl and our module versions. One of the blessings of open source is also one of the drawbacks: there is no vendor to force you to upgrade. We've reached a point where we've decided to bite the bullet and get everything up to date.
I'm looking for some wisdom from the Monks on how to keep our distribution up to date after we upgrade everything.
Some specific questions:
My current proposals for our system are something like this:
I'm also interested in any other advice on maintaining a reasonably up-to-date Perl distribution in an enterprise environment.