[CentOS] more recent perl version?

Wed May 24 14:42:56 UTC 2017
Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com>

On Wed, 24 May 2017, hw wrote:

> Paul Heinlein schrieb:
>>  On Tue, 23 May 2017, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> >  hw wrote:
>> > > 
>> > >  are there packages replacing the ancient perl version in
>> > >  Centos 7 with a more recent one, like 5.24?  At least the
>> > >  state feature is required.
>>  Perl 5.24 is available in SCL, in the centos-sclo-rh repository.
> 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.

Not replacing the existing system Perl is a feature, not a bug. It 
allows the 'Enterprise' side of CentOS to keep going with no 
unexpected surprises.

> I?m not sure if that?s possible for CGI.  I do get 5.24 after 
> running 'scl enable rh-perl524 bash'.  Is there a way to get that 
> for CGI?

It all depends on how you launch your CGI, but in general there 
shouldn't be a problem beginning your script with


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