Nikolaos Milas wrote: > On 2/6/2017 2:05 μμ, hw wrote: > >> That´s a good thing, though it can be difficult to run systems >> using ancient software. > > You may want to check the following paradigm (from another open source perl-based application) to create a Perl environment within your system, avoiding to tamper with it: > > https://metacpan.org/pod/App::Netdisco#Installation That´s for network monitoring. > We are running it in production for years and has been great in maintenance and operation (despite my initial fears). > > Alternatively, you can use a container. See for example: > > https://linuxcontainers.org/ > http://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux/centos-how-tos/setup-linux-container-with-lxc-on-centos-7-rhel-7.html > http://www.perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=1034720 Containers are a bit quirky; I´m running two at home and one of them every now and then gets its /dev/null deleted on reboots, which causes trouble. I wouldn´t want that to happen here. Networking capabilities are also limited. Other than that, I agree that it would probably be better to use a container for the purpose rather than another VM.