Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59986
When will there be an errata for 7.x to update to Perl 5.6.1??
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
It is pretty common knowledge that Perl 5.6.0 is not very stable when it comes
to eval's. For example the HTML::Mason template engine doesn't like 5.6.0 very
much. When will there be a RPM errata released to upgrade 7.x to Perl 5.6.1??
This is important to me.
Is it safe to just use the 5.6.1 rpm from RawHide?
It is safe to use Rawhide's Perl, but you will need to edit the spec file
(search it for "rawhide"). If you don't, you will get a perl that is not binary
compatible with your installed modules. For an equally unsupported approach,
though probably maintaining binary compatibility, you can get RPMs from:
They should work, but there are no guarantees.
If by editing the SPEC you mean changing the %define build_8x 1 to 0 then I did
that already. If not then please advise what changes I need to make.
Oh and also, I don't use the binary rpm perl modules. I tend to use CPAN for
obtaining perl modules. And I'll probably rebuild things like ImageMagick (which
has a perl interface) etc from SRPMs also.