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Re: Experience with ActivePerl 5.10 vs. 5.8 PPM incompability

by syphilis (Archbishop)
on Jan 06, 2008 at 12:34 UTC ( #660653=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Experience with ActivePerl 5.10 vs. 5.8 PPM incompability

that is: you have to start with a clean slate and reinstall all packages with new versions built for 5.10

Yep - that's pretty much the case. Any *pure perl* modules wouldn't have to be reinstalled, but any perl extensions (ie modules that contain XS code, and therefore need some compilation) *would* need to be reinstalled.

You probably aren't using all that many pure perl modules - which means that, in reality, you'd just remove your current 5.8 installation entirely, and build your 5.10 installation from scratch.

PPM probably now has features that would enable you to easily install (into 5.10) all of the modules you had on 5.8 ... but I don't know.

Afterthought: To ease the transition, you could run *both* perl 5.8 and perl 5.10 on the same box by installing 5.10 to a different location. Then it's just a matter of setting the path to point to whichever perl you want to use at any particular time.
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