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Is it really necessary to have the install install Perl 5.6.1 ??? I
don’t want to answer 50 questions I don’t know anything about…

You shouldn’t need to do that. It’s part of CPAN’s little bit of brokenness.
Worse comes to worse, you can turn off CPAN’s dependency resolution or install
the perl modules by hand.On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 12:16:38PM +0200, Wim Godden wrote:

Is it really necessary to have the install install Perl 5.6.1 ??? I
don’t want to answer 50 questions I don’t know anything about…


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| brokenness. Worse comes to worse, you can turn off CPAN’s dependency
| resolution or install the perl modules by hand.
±–>8

Turning off its dependency resolution doesn’t help; certain bundles and
modules automatically suck in perl 5.6.1 anyway. Which is just plain
broken, but try telling the CPAN folks that (they think forcing people to
upgrade is a feature, apparently, even though it’s pretty much guaranteed
severe breakage for sites which use a lot of XS modules).

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| brokenness. Worse comes to worse, you can turn off CPAN’s dependency
| resolution or install the perl modules by hand.
±–>8

Turning off its dependency resolution doesn’t help; certain bundles and
modules automatically suck in perl 5.6.1 anyway. Which is just plain
broken, but try telling the CPAN folks that (they think forcing people to
upgrade is a feature, apparently, even though it’s pretty much guaranteed
severe breakage for sites which use a lot of XS modules).

A-bloody-men! I always configure CPAN to “ask first” but some modules
seem to have a way around that setting. Two of the most unpleasant days
I spent when I was installing RT-1-3-99 were the ones where I fought to
make the transition from 5.6.0 to 5.6.1 after CPAN had done its damage.
A lot of my problems turned out to be on account of the mod_perl problem
(I was trying to DSO, foolish me) but still…

I ended up blowing out my 5.6.0 and siteperl/5.6.0 directories entirely
and reinstalling modules into the 5.6.1 system, coupled with doing the
incestuous mod_perl+Apache build. It just seems to me like some sort of
devious broadside in the “wars” between Perl and PHP…

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