[ic] Debian, threaded perl, the usual.

Ron Phipps rphipps at reliant-solutions.com
Tue Oct 21 12:53:32 EDT 2003

> From: Cameron G
> > Cameron G wrote:
> > > Ok, just wondering how people dealt with this - I've gotten a new
> > > debian server, upgraded it to testing, and of course it's
> > > the threaded perl. It seems to me that it's going to be
> > mightily ugly to remove this.
> > > What are the options? Compile another perl in a different
> > place with
> > > threads off, install the required modules for THAT perl, and then
> > > (somehow, I haven't worked this out yet) make IC use this
> > new, fresh, non threaded perl?
> > > Just wondering how other people got this working...
> >
> >
> > I always build my own Perl, and have it be the only version.
> > I keep a list of modules that I require, and use CPAN to
> > install those -- many are installed as part of the Interchange
> > That means that I have to install the CPAN module the
> > old-fashioned way, but that isn't difficult.
> >
> > Perl has always built easily for me.  The only thing even
> > half-way difficult is making sure you have all the modules
> > you need.  A production server should be minimalized, which
> > helps reduce the number of required modules.  A host with
> > lots of extra junk on it can usually be fixed fairly easily
> > if you later find you are missing some Perl module required
> > for managing your MP3 library or whatever.  You can get some
> > idea of which modules you need by listing installed rpms and
> > crawling around in the perl library subdirectories.
> >
> > Even aside from this tiresome threading issue, Perl installed
> > via rpms is just weird.  That can can give you different
> > architectures, etc. in your library directory.  Yuck.
> >
> >
> Yeah, I know what you mean, I used to always roll my own perls, and
> always played well together - kept their modules and libraries
> did
> intelligent things with the naming scheme in /usr/bin, etc. even
today, I
> don't install modules via rpm/apt/whatever, I use cpan.
> The problem is, this is debian, and if I go and try and suck perl out
> it,
> it's most likely going to get really cranky at me. I don't want to
just mv
> /usr/bin/perl and punch my own in there, I really have no idea how
> going to turn out.
> For the record,
> server1:/usr/lib/interchange# grep -r "bin/perl" * | wc -l
>      39
> That looks like 39 places I'm going to need to change the IC source in
> order
> to get it to play with a different perl. Is there an easier way of
> about this? I'm not scared of a different perl on my machine, but I
> want it to be a separate one just for IC. There isn't by any chance
> magic directive somewhere that tells IC which perl to use? :D
> Oh, I just had a thought - maybe it asks which perl during the tarball
> install? I've not done one in a goodly amount of time, I have been
> dpkg with the .deb files.

This may help, I used this doc to setup a separate perl on a dev server:



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