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Jonathan E. Paton
April 26, 2002 01:21
Re: mod_perl
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> You are running Perl version 5.006
> We strongly suggest to upgrade to at least 5.6.1
> Reading Makefile.PL args from @ARGV
> Unable to determine server version, aborting
> Please specify MP_APXS or MP_AP_PREFIX
> To make matters worse, rpm -q perl tells me I'm running perl-5.6.0-12, 
> quite a way from the claim of 5.006.  From the command line perl -v 
> gives me, "This is perl, v5.6.0 built for i386-linux"

Okay, here is the problem:

version 5.6.0 = version 5.006

They changed the numbering system with the release of Perl 5.6.  The
previous versions are 5.005_xx, subsequently you can consider the
version 5.005_03 I have on most of my boxes to be version 5.5.3

If I recall correctly, 5.6.0 had some serious security issues (or was
it major bugs?) that makes it totally unsuitable.  You really will have
to upgrade if you want a safe and working mod_perl installation.

Take care,

Jonathan Paton

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