> While I can't answer that, I might try to actually call a Perl check after > which although slightly extra work would yield the answer. Hmmm, good point - I could do that. I've come across several methods of checking module versions and none of them seemed "perfect" to me. Can you recommend a method? > You installing these locally in a non root users home? :) > > If not, I can tell you that will wreak havoc if a Perl related updated > comes down the pipe via yum... We don't do auto-updates on production boxes so this is not a concern. And yeah, my other alternative would be to do it all via yum instead of CPAN, but that would be a massive change to the system I've inherited. -- “Don't eat anything you've ever seen advertised on TV” - Michael Pollan, author of "In Defense of Food"