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Installing Perl

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N. Hanson
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Installing Perl

Want to install Perl 5.8.4 on HPUX. Do I need root access to do that?
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Installing Perl

yes

as root

swinstall -s /full_path_of_perl.depot \*

Done

No boot.

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Geoff Wild
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Re: Installing Perl

Yes...

Rgds...Geoff
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H.Merijn Brand (procura
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Re: Installing Perl

No :)

It completely depends where you got perl, and where you want to install it.

If you fetched a depot, yes, you need root, if you fetched a prebuilt binary tree, no you dont need root (but it would make your life easier anyway)

You can install (non-depot) perl's anywhere you like, including in your home folder

Be sure to set $PERL5LIB to include the new (non-standard) path

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
N. Hanson
Occasional Contributor

Re: Installing Perl

Merijn,
Would I find the prebuilt binary tree version at:

http://use.perl.org/articles/04/04/23/0951239.shtml

(ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/src/perl-5.8.4.tar.gz (12094233 bytes) )

?
H.Merijn Brand (procura
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Re: Installing Perl

No, that is the _source_ tree :)

Prebuilt binaries can - amongst other places - be found on my HP ITRC site pages (please use LA as primary choice):

USA Los Angeles http://mirrors.develooper.com/hpux/
SGP Singapore https://www.beepz.com/personal/merijn/
USA Chicago http://ww.hpux.ws/merijn/
NL Hoofddorp http://www.cmve.net/~merijn/

These also include the installation instructions. If you decide to not install under /opt, replace all /opt in the examples with the target folder of your choice, and set $PERL5LIB accordingly

Enjoy, have FUN! H.Merijn
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn