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Re: [TCLUG:4352] Installing new perl.


Thanks again, I am grabbing the rpm and will probably try a "rpm --upgrade".
I can't think of any reason for me to run multiple versions of perl. I knew
about the rpm commands but in my newbies state of confusion it didn't occur
to me to use the rpm tool. I've been building packages from src lately so I
didn't even think about it. Next time I'll probably remember your advice.

ron parker

Did the Vikes win the Super Bowl or is that held in March? wrote:

> The RPM facility in RedHat will do all that for you. You do not
> have to remove any links manually, and perl by itself supports
> multiple versions being installed at the same time.
> Just download the version of perl that you need in an RPM format
> and run "rpm --upgrade on the rpm file."  To remove a particular
> software pacakge installed through RPM all you have to do is run
> "rpm --erase perl"
> "rpm -q perl" will give you the version of perl that you have
> installed on your machine. You can download a later version of
> perl from the redhat site itself or from in the RPM
> format.
> Actually the version of perl that is shipped with Redhat5.0 has
> a bug and so it does not work as expected with minivend. I am
> quite sure that if you picked up the exact same version/build of
> perl from you would have the same problem too.
> Hope this helps..
> --
> sandipan
> rtp wrote:
> >
> > I've settled on MiniVend ( as my shopping cart. MiniVend
> > appears to be a robust package that includes source code and it's free.
> > I don't know if anyone else from the list is using it but I'd love to
> > hear some comments.
> >
> > Apparently MiniVend requires a version of perl which is different than
> > that which RedHat includes with their distribution. I had no idea RH
> > shipped something different than what is offered from the site.
> > I've found my error messages on the minivend mailing list and they
> > appear to confirm that I am having a typical non compatible Perl
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