[Dxspider-support] Perl versions + CPAN

Dirk Koopman djk at tobit.co.uk
Mon Oct 14 14:28:56 BST 2002

On Mon, 14 Oct 2002 12:39:33 +0100
Dirk Koopman <djk at tobit.co.uk> wrote:


> 1. Would everybody please upgrade their perl to 5.6.1 (ActiveState
> build 633) - even those people running 5.6.0 (because this is known to
> be buggy). If you are going to compile perl up (it isn't hard) then go
> the whole hog and move to perl 5.8.0 - as I will be quite soon. 

1a. A consequence of upgrading your perl will be that you will have to
    reinstall (some of) the modules mentioned in the Installation 

> 2. Would everyone in *nix land configure CPAN (esp. if you have
> upgraded to 5.6.1 first), this is also not hard and normally simply
> consists of pressing return several times during the configuration
> (for UK users, I find the plig.org and mirror.ac.uk mirrors the best).
> To start up CPAN you do:- perl -MCPAN -eshell and then answer the
> questions. 

2a. The modules you may need are:-

    cpan> install Date::Parse
    cpan> install Time::HiRes
    cpan> install Digest::SHA1
    cpan> install Data::Dumper
    cpan> install Curses

Some of these may be 'up-to-date', depending on which version of perl
you install.

Dirk G1TLH

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