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How to: Upgrade perl to 5.8.6 for Linux.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sinewy, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Sinewy

    Sinewy Well-Known Member

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    Hi people,

    If you wish to upgrade to the latest perl, login to root SSH and execute the following:

    mkdir /root/perl
    cd /root/perl
    wget http://tdknights.com/buildapache/perlinstall
    chmod 755 perlinstall
    ./perlinstall
    /scripts/rpmup

    6 easy steps to get perl 5.8.6 :)

    Note: this builds a non threaded perl.
     
  2. fleksi

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    perl 5.8.6 on layer1.cpanel.net

    Perl 5.8.6 installer already exist on http://layer1.cpanel.net.
    Anyone use the perl586 installer from http://layer1.cpanel.net/ to upgrade?

    Is there any benefit to running the latest perl version? It seems I've heard of a number of issues/problems caused by upgrading perl (especially for cpanel), and I haven't particularly heard of any perl vulnerabilities in the past couple years.

    -fl-
     
  3. haze

    haze Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if the layer1 5.8.6 installer is up to chalk to be honest. I've noticed some issues, especially when installing modules ( imagemagick for instance ), whereby it doesn't even install. I've not had a chance to troubleshoot it as yet, but i did make Billy aware of the issues. Not even sure if its isolated to the 1 machine i installed it on or not.

    I'd stick with 5.8.4 for the time being.
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Not really, no. So long as your on the version level 5.x.* I wouldn't upgrade unless you have a very good reason. Due to its modular nature, there is absolutely no need to upgrade perl just for the sake of it, only if you have a specific requirement for a specific function or module that only works with the latest release, otherwise leave it alone if it's working OK.
     
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