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From Alex Dyas <ad...@twowaytv.co.uk>
Subject Re: 500 internal server error
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2002 15:00:43 GMT
On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, Owen Boyle wrote:
> "Alex Blundell (aj)" wrote:
> >
> > OK so if i were to get perl off the web and install it .. could I install it
> > to /usr/local/bin/perl so that I could update it and keep people from
> > changiong the path to perl all the time?
>
> Sure. Read the INSTALL file carefully to see where it plans to install
> itself (/usr/local or /opt apparently) and change it if you like. Then
> you can keep this one up-to-date and add CPAN modules and stuff.
>
> If I were you, I'd leave your /usr/bin/perl well alone (I wouldn't even
> update it). This is because it may be used by several utilities that
> came with your OS and they might barf if it gets screwed up.

i try not to use symlinks often, but this is one case where they can come
in very useful.

alex..


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