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Re: install of perl 5.6.1 and new issues

by sachmet (Scribe)
on Apr 13, 2001 at 23:49 UTC ( #72459=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to install of perl 5.6.1 and new issues

Probably because by default it installs as /usr/local/bin/perl, but perhaps your /usr/bin/perl is still 5.005, which is, in fact, what it looks like. Try symlinking /usr/bin/perl to /usr/local/bin/perl and see if that fixes the issue. You can always 'perl -v' to see what version of Perl is running.
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Re: Re: install of perl 5.6.1 and new issues
by oakley (Scribe) on Apr 14, 2001 at 00:22 UTC
    You, sir, kick all nine kinds of ass! That worked perfectly! The version of perl that was in /usr/bin was 5.005_03, but was a symlink to /etc/alternatives/perl and nowhere else. Dont exactly understand that one, but hey... as long as things are back up and working, who cares?!. Thanks many many times over.

    Now, anyone care to elaborate on how exactly @INC and perldoc play together? That doesnt make sense to me... does it (perldoc) call to the perl binary first to get the contents of @INC and thus the path to the modules??

    -oakley
    Embracing insanity - one twitch at a time >:)
      Sure...
      tetsujin 13> /usr/bin/head -3 /usr/bin/perldoc #!/usr/bin/perl eval 'exec /usr/bin/perl -S $0 ${1+"$@"}' if 0;
      perldoc, oddly enough, is written in perl, and uses /usr/bin/perl to run itself. So when perl itself has issues, so does perldoc. Many of the additional tools that come with perl are written in perl, such as s2p. You can look through these to see some of Larry and Tom's coding styles, as well as Other Ways To Do It.
Re: Re: install of perl 5.6.1 and new issues
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 14, 2001 at 03:23 UTC
    i like when i upgraded, mod_perl and apache broke. this, after i spent about a month trying to make php and mod_perl work together (finally got it to go). bah.

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