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How to run perl5.21.3 as "perl"by syphilis (Archbishop)
|on Aug 18, 2014 at 10:39 UTC||Need Help??|
syphilis has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've installed current blead into ~/bleadperl.
There is no file named "perl" in ~/bleadperl/bin - instead it's called perl5.21.3, and I've been running scripts as 'perl5.21.3 script.pl', but that gets a bit tedious.
Also, when I inadvertently type 'perl script.pl' then the system perl gets invoked - and I certainly don't want to run *it*. So, I did this:
I don't get it ... 'which perl' reports blead, but if I run 'perl' I still get the system perl. Why is that ?
I've also tried removing the 'perl' symlink in bleadperl/bin and, renaming 'perl5.21.3' to 'perl' - same thing happens:
So now I've renamed ~/bleadperl/bin/perl back to ~/bleadperl/bin/perl5.21.3:
and I guess I'll just have to continue calling it as 'perl5.21.3' until I can find a way to call it as 'perl'.
I've also checked that I don't have to call it precisely 'perl5.21.3' - eg I can call it 'perlzzz' and it's still runnable.
But I can't run it as 'perl'.