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Re^3: modules and perl versions

by rkrieger (Friar)
on Feb 20, 2007 at 22:03 UTC ( #601220=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: modules and perl versions
in thread modules and perl versions

> I also have some production code that I could not afford to lose or have stop working.

That is an understandable reason to delay upgrading. I do recommend you test whether your application will remain to work with an upgraded system.

> I've *never* had to do the make - make-install - make-test stuff. This scares me!

I can heartily recommend reading the documentation before venturing into stuff that scares you. That usually alleviates the scariness. CPAN is not that hard to deal with and is a great tool once you get the hang of it. In fact, it caters for an 'install $package' interface.

My ActivePerl (v5.6.0, with MS Services for Unix) installation on Win32 is currently broken, so testing whether I can get CPAN going myself is currently somewhat problematic. Fixing it isn't too high a priority either, since I mostly use OpenBSD for my Perl work ;)

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