in reply to Solaris, Perl 5.8 and use 5.005
- IIRC The perl5.8 from http://sunfreeware.com installs in /usr/local, so all exising scripts that use /usr/bin/perl will continue working as is.
- Well you can install 5.8 over 5.005, but then you'd better be sure everything keeps working. I don't know if it will.
- Use 5.003 just specifies the minumum perl version, it does not alter the behaviour of the perl interpreter in perl 5. Perl6 might, though.