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Re: Seeking Advice re. Managing the perl / modules installs

by hipowls (Curate)
on Mar 22, 2008 at 20:38 UTC ( #675676=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Seeking Advice re. Managing the perl / modules installs

My preference is to install a separate perl for these reasons.

  • The system is never broken by an upgrade to a module. Most Linux distributions come with Perl scripts for system tasks, you don't want to maintain those.
  • You can upgrade the version of Perl without breaking the system, you don't have to track down all the modules used by the distribution scripts
  • You can install multiple versions in parallel.
  • The Perl build can be customized for your usage. Don't use threads? Don't build it.

Whatever you choose to do, you need a process to track what CPAN modules are deployed so that you can reproduce your environment whenever you upgrade Perl or deploy to a new machine.

You also need a process for deployment into test and production. You can't deploy an upgraded module or version of Perl whilst it is being used by the system. Personally I prefer that the sysadmins be responsible for deployment to production as we have those procedures (They involve outage windows at god awful times;)

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[Tux]: choroba can't you up the default stack size to 17?
[1nickt]: and I will maybe add the other subversions
[1nickt]: I am on MacOSX and there is a sore lack of testing resources for CPANTS I think
[choroba]: Tux Why? It works for me with 16 :-)
[Tux]: and the defailt is 15?
[choroba]: sorry, typo. Works for me with 15 which is the default
[choroba]: Timestamps should work correctly now

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