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Re: Perl 5.005.02

On Tue, 6 Oct 1998, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

rhertz>Well it doesn't work out of the box as I expected it. First the
rhertz>@INC isn't correct, it doesn't contain /usr/lib/perl5. Please
rhertz>Darren can you correct it ?

	I downloaded the upstream source. It looks like the omission of
/usr/lib/perl5 in @INC  was intentional.

	=head1 Coexistence with earlier versions of perl5

WARNING:  The upgrade from 5.004_0x to 5.005 is going to be a bit
tricky.  See L<"Upgrading from 5.004 to 5.005">  below.
The directories searched by version 5.005 will be

    Configure variable		Default value
	$archlib 	/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.005/archname
	$privlib	/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.005
	$sitearch	/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/archname
	$sitelib	/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005

from pod/perldelta.pod:

=head2 WARNING:  This version is not binary compatible with Perl 5.004.

Starting with Perl 5.004_50 there were many deep and far-reaching changes
to the language internals.  If you have dynamically loaded extensions
that you built under perl 5.003 or 5.004, you can continue to use them
with 5.004, but you will need to rebuild and reinstall those extensions
to use them 5.005.  See L<INSTALL> for detailed instructions on how to

=head2 Default installation structure has changed

The new Configure defaults are designed to allow a smooth upgrade from
5.004 to 5.005, but you should read L<INSTALL> for a detailed
discussion of the changes in order to adapt them to your system.

John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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