You could install a different copy, but RHEL4 has a suitable
version and just needs a lot of extra modules that should
not break anything else. The only one you might be concerned
about is HTML::Mason.
The other one thing you should be concerned about is RHEL’s updates that
broke weak references in the Perl interpreter, thereby breaking the CPAN
module Tree::Simple, which in turn broke the module DBIx::SearchBuilder,
which in turn broke RT.
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse…well,
you get the idea.
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