I personally thought about it, but don't think $work will agree with me. We have dozens of servers, so just installing perl into /usr/local as AM suggested is not a solution, we have to build package to be able to manage dependencies. Then what to do with CPAN modules? Package every module separately -- a lot of work, build one big package with the perl and all CPAN modules -- then how to be with dependencies. I'm not saying that it is not possible to solve this problems, but it is quite a big (and what more important rather boring) task. And we are not just having this problem with perl, so if we're going this way it won't be Debian stable any more, so it makes more sense to just switch over to some other more dynamic distribution.