[CentOS] more recent perl version?

Wed May 24 13:05:29 UTC 2017
hw <hw at gc-24.de>

Pete Biggs schrieb:
>> Thanks, I tried rh-perl, and it worked for a test.  It does not replace the existing
>> perl installation.  You have to explicitly use that version.
> Yes, that's how SCL works. A lot of system software uses perl (and
> python and gcc) so replacing the installed version without testing the
> effect it might have on the system is not advisable.  i.e. things will
> break. The whole point of the RHEL/CentOS is that the versions of
> software are stable (strong and stable even) and that everything is
> exhaustively tested to make sure things work.
>> Im not sure if thats possible for CGI.  I do get 5.24 after running
>> 'scl enable rh-perl524 bash'.  Is there a way to get that for CGI?
> All (!) that the 'scl enable' command does is to set environment
> variables for things like PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH. If you can do that
> for the CGI environment, then it will pick up the correct perl version.
> But don't ever be tempted to make updated versions the default.

Apparently that doesn´t work because apache uses mod_perl, which keeps
it stuck at the ancient version of perl.

But there is a package 'rh-perl524-mod_perl'.  It pulls in 'httpd24-httpd'
and other things.  Now if I can figure out how to use that, it´ll probably
work ...

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