Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
go ahead... be a heretic

comment on

( [id://3333]=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Last month I upgraded my Red Hat 5.1 box from the pre-installed 5.005 to 5.6.

Everything went smoothly. I did the following:

  1. downloaded the perl 5.6 stable.tar.gz file from
  2. ran gunzip stable.tar.gz
  3. tar -xvf stable.tar
  4. once tar has created a directory for the new Perl, go there and run Makefile.PL
  5. make
  6. make install

That was literally all I did, and my RH 5.1 box may not be so different from yours. I think the problem may be that you installed the new Perl as an RPM instead of as a tar.gz file.

While I often use RPMs myself to install non-Perl software in this case it is not necessary. Perl is able to install itself quite nicely without the Red Hat Package Manager.

In other words, you don't need Linus to help Larry install Perl. Larry knows how to install Perl on his own, even on Linus's OS.

In reply to Re: Clean 5.6 Install by sierrathedog04
in thread Clean 5.6 Install by cei

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this?Last hourOther CB clients
Other Users?
Others exploiting the Monastery: (4)
As of 2024-05-26 12:06 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found