[ic] Installation probs

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Sat Feb 24 22:32:45 EST 2007

On 02/24/2007 06:47 PM, Frank Reitzenstein wrote:
> I had never actually done an upgrade on Redhat until the last CD fedora
> 5 - it has always been splicing and rebuilding (thanks to Interchange).
> Fedora 5 is excellent by the way.
> As a result of your emails I notice that I AM running Interchange with 
> Perl 5.8.7 (/usr/local/bin/perl).

5.8.7 is fine as long as it's non-threaded.  If you want to run a
threaded perl then it needs to be 5.8.8.

> For example www.aussievitamin.com
> I guess with a 2.7GHz processor and 1G RAM there could be a 30%
> performance loss. There are no noticeable problems at all. (My son in NZ
> says don't waste your time - your sites load fine).

The 30% performance loss comes from running a threaded perl, not from an
older perl.

> I have Perl 5.8.8 at /usr/bin/perl for some reason. I guess I should get
> around to replacing it with perl 5.6 and then I guess Mike's CPAN
> scripts will work with that huh?

5.6?  That's ancient.

> ...and I can change /usr/local/bin/perl
> to /usr/bin/perl in all the files in the /usr/lib/interchange/bin
> directory. I'm glad when my life isn't dominated by technical issues :)

If your /usr/local/bin/perl is non-threaded then I would leave it.


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