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Old 09-28-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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how does my fedora pick up the new Perl?


I have fedora core 3 installed and it comes with perl 5.8.5. The perl binary is located in /usr/bin. I later installed ActivePerl 5.8.7 in the /ope/ActivePerl-5.8/bin directory. But whenever I type perl, the system picks up the old version. How do I overwrite the old version with new perl? Thanks for any response.

Old 09-28-2005, 12:51 PM   #2
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The easiest way would probably be:
mv /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/perl.old
ln -s /ope/ActivePerl-5.8/bin/perl /usr/bin/perl
Old 09-28-2005, 12:55 PM   #3
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Why didn't you just use and rpm. I haven't used and rpm distro in a long time so I don't know if there's any rpms for that version your trying to install. You could try searching You can only use and rpm made for your distro.


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