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Techniques for Upgrading to 5.8.0

by tadman (Prior)
on Jul 19, 2002 at 20:03 UTC ( [id://183427]=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

tadman has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Is there an easy way to convert at 5.6.1 installation to an equivalent 5.8.0 using CPAN or other tools? In particular, I'm looking for a way to automatically regenerate all of the installed modules.

The CPAN 'autobundle' feature would seem to make this a little easier, though I'm curious as to what others do.

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Re: Techniques for Upgrading to 5.8.0
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Jul 19, 2002 at 21:36 UTC
    Do it manually. Autobundle works great when it works, which for some folks is rarely (same goes for CPAN).

    For many modules you have to go throught lots of hoops to compile, so Autobundle won't help you much, so like I said earlier, do it manually (check out Compiling Tk::PNG on win32 (complications, more c/xs than perl) for an idea about the tons of pains one can go through).

    And last, but not least, why would you want to "convert" a 5.6.1 installation to an equivalent 5.8.0? Just add 5.8.0, so you can have both (at least till you bring your 5.8.0 install up to par).

    Do it manually, it feels better.

    ** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

Re: Techniques for Upgrading to 5.8.0
by Fastolfe (Vicar) on Jul 20, 2002 at 01:46 UTC
Re: Techniques for Upgrading to 5.8.0
by RMGir (Prior) on Jul 22, 2002 at 14:26 UTC
    I wasn't too sure what 'autobundle' was, but this post on p5p sums it up nicely.

    Looks like a cool feature!

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