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The very first thing you need to figure out is

Do I need to upgrade at all?

Upgrading is a change. It's a massive change, actually. Is the cost of testing this change worth the benefits? What are the benefits? Do you have a backout plan if something breaks?

Personally, I would upgrade on a case-by-case basis. If version 2.44 of the Floopy module works for you, why does it matter if the latest version is 4.55? If you never hit a bug, then you don't need the bugfixes. Plus, bugfixes might introduce bugs you're not aware of. If you need a feature in 4.55, then upgrade to it.

Furthermore, the issue isn't bugs within a given module - it's bugs between modules. Integration testing is expensive! And, testing doesn't prove the abscence of bugs - it simply shows you haven't found any yet.

Thinks for a second . . .

The biggest problem I have with your plan is that you're changing too many things at one time. Change one item, then see what happens. If nothing breaks, bake it in for a month. Then, change another thing and see what happens. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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In reply to Re: Maintaining an Enterprise Perl Distribution by dragonchild
in thread Maintaining an Enterprise Perl Distribution by cbrandtbuffalo

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