October 2010 Archives

RHEL and perl

At Jobindex we use Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The OS is very stable and we feel that Red Hat is doing a lot of good stuff for Linux and OSS in general.

When it comes to perl the current version RHEL ships with version 5.8.8 which causes a bit frustration however. Some CPAN modules won't install and it seems like the people who writes modules for CPAN don't really care about our (good) old perl verison.

At YAPC::EU several of the speakers recommended installing perl ourselves instead relying on the OS version.

We have now decided to follow this recommendation. At the sam…

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