how to do My Perl preferences on Linux ?
I'm running into issues with how to have Perl the way I prefer it to be.
The default /usr/bin/perl often is a distro specific (maintained by a
If I try to use it then I install additional stuff using the cpan module
but then later that same stuff can get broken by just updating the
system wherein also some new changes to some of the default Perl stuff.
I'm now wondering if I should:
1. just not disturb /usr/bin/perl (it's 5.8.4 there's many debian
modules ie stuff for apt and others)
2. go ahead and install Perl 5.8.6 into /usr/local/bin/perl and
then customize/preference ie modules I want etc. AND in my own scripts
just use shebang line #!/usr/local/bin/perl
I'm running nearly Debian Sid. I said nearly because in actuality I
booted from Knoppix 3.7 CD disk then ran knoppix-installer then chose
the Debian to the hard disk installation. Once completed, changed apt's
sources.list to the unstable branch then update then dist-upgrade
- Alan wrote:
>[ . . ]I speak of scenario is workstation/desktop and I login as root whenever
>I'm now wondering if I should:
> 1. just not disturb /usr/bin/perl (it's 5.8.4 there's many debian
>modules ie stuff for apt and others)
> 2. go ahead and install Perl 5.8.6 into /usr/local/bin/perl and
>then customize/preference ie modules I want etc. AND in my own scripts
>just use shebang line #!/usr/local/bin/perl
I want to mess_up/fix/administer
Just me, user_al and the root account
no other users of the machine.
- Alan wrote:
>Hi,[ tried to use of cpan on a distro's /usr/bin/perl versus instead to
compiling/installing Perl into /usr/local/bin/perl then use the cpan on
the latter of the two Perl]
If anyone curious or interested I posted on linuxquestions.org and a