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ajt (2546)

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Friday June 01, 2007
04:33 PM

Perl 5.6.2

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I built and installed Perl 5.6.2 on my AMD64/Debian box. It was wizzy quick to compile, test and install, much faster than the last time I did that (Sun Ultra SPARC 1).

I then symlinked myself a perl56 and perl58 so I can keep things vaguely logical. Then it was off to CPAN to install some extra stuff. Suffice to say I'm still having problems with Perl 5.6.2 and IO::Capture, but now I can study the problem properly. I also found that lots of common modules like YAML, Test::Reporter won't install on a vanilla 5.6.2 install.

Tomorrow I'm off up to London for the Perl teach-in, it's only 5+ hours by train/tube and bus to get there and back...

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  • What problems did you experience with IO::Capture and 5.6? (I ask because I've got a subclass of that distro up on CPAN.)
    • It passes it's own tests okay, but doesn't seem to work properly in use. I've emailed the author and I've now got a 5.6.2 system to test it and figure out what is going on.

      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."