[Bioperl-l] bioperl wiki oddity for 'installing bioperl in unix'

Pablo Marin-Garcia pg4 at sanger.ac.uk
Fri Jul 23 12:52:03 EDT 2010

On Fri, 23 Jul 2010, Dave Messina wrote:

> Thanks for that addition to the wiki, Pablo! Much appreciated.
> I did not know about local::lib.

[This is a bit off-topic but probably useful for core developers]
Then probably you don't know about


Very useful when you want to test your api in different perl 
versions, or now that perl is releasing new versions more frequently you can 
test the latest one, easily.


Copied from the SYNOPSIS:

# Initialize
perlbrew init

# Install some Perls
perlbrew install perl-5.8.1
perlbrew install perl-5.11.5

# See what were installed
perlbrew installed

# Switch perl in the $PATH
perlbrew switch perl-5.11.5
perl -v

# Switch to another version
perlbrew switch perl-5.8.1
perl -v

# Switch to a certain perl executable not managed by perlbrew.
perlbrew switch /usr/bin/perl

# Or turn it off completely. Useful when you messed up too deep.
perlbrew off

# Use 'switch' command to turn it back on.
perlbrew switch perl-5.11.5


> Dave


   Pablo Marin-Garcia

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