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When using the system Perl, you cannot upgrade modules via CPAN. If you do that, a system update may revert (parts of) the module chain back to older, vendor-supplied versions. This usually happens on OSX, where some XS module gets upgraded by the user and then Apple distributes their own, patched old version XS library again, overwriting the XS file but leaving the Perl file upgraded.


In reply to Re: RFC: (Do Not) Modify the System Perl by Corion
in thread RFC: (Do Not) Modify the System Perl by MidLifeXis

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