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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Note to kids finding this on google: don't follow any of these instructions unless you like hosing your system.
    • Note to kids finding this on google: since this person never came back and bothered to offer any evidence to support their claim, you can probably ignore it. Personally, if there is a problem here, I'd love to know about it, but frankly, my Ubuntu system has been fine since I've done this.

      • Slashdot syndrome: he read the title but not the article. The title makes it sound like you're trying to literally downgrade the system perl, but you of course understand how to use PREFIX to install alternative perls.

        Thanks for writing this up, by the way: I've been trying to build an old perl, and I had pretty much blundered my way through to just before the last fix you have here-- and I was glad to see that you didn't understand where the problem came from either.