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perl 5.10 - safe to upgrade?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by allpar, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. allpar

    allpar Active Member

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    The last upgrade I made was perl 5.88, but now there's a perl 5.10 ... has anyone updated? Is perl 6 a good idea or bad? Any gotchas?
     
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    What need is prompting you to upgrade perl to 5.10?
     
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    The Perl people promise it's more secure, and takes less memory and processor time - but I won't move until CPanel says it's OK!
     
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    I answered your question... can you answer mine?
     
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    It would appear that cPanel only currently support v5.8.8, so if you migrate to another version it could well break things:
    http://layer2.cpanel.net/

    If you need a different version of perl for something specific it would probably be safer to install it into a different location, e.g. /opt/ is most commonly used.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Great! Glad to know you're working on it. Thanks.
     
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    lets say, hypothetically, we wanted to be stupid (and unsupported) and didn't want upcp to downgrade perl from 5.10?
    this doable?

    I thought there was a file we could touch but I can't figure out what it is.
     
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