Private Perl Instance

Imagine you intend to give threaded programming in perl a try. You do not want to update the system-wide perl installation because many perl modules are not thread-safe. A private perl installation is the only viable solution. After unpacking the perl distribution and changing into the newly created directory executethe following commands:

sh Configure -Dprefix=$(cd .. && pwd)/PERL -Uinstallusrbinperl -des
make install

NOTE: The -Dprefix parameter requires an absolute path to be supplied. So you either need to substitute the $(...) construct or use it to build the absolute path from a relative.

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