in reply to Clean 5.6 Install

There have already been comments made about the stability of 5.6, so I won't discuss it. On the production boxes at my work, most of our code runs under 5.0053, but some of it takes advantage of newer 5.6 features. Red Hat (by default) installs perl in the /usr hierarchy. So I've been compiling 5.6 by hand, and configuring it with:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/

Then /usr/bin/perl and /usr/local/bin/perl are 2 totally different things. Red Hat will complain if you try to update the perl rpm, since so much other software depends on perl being installed. So I'd reccommend this route. I mean, you will have 2 copies of core::* installed, but you're still not talking about as much space as Netscape Communicator takes up :-)


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