I recently updated (autoupdate) my system (SUSE Enterprise 10) and I am facing problem with Perl. Some of my programs such as a DAS server (proserver)and apache2 which I used to run well arent doing so now.
While trying to run Proserver, I get an error
bioch2022:/usr/local/ensembl/Bio-Das-ProServer/eg # ./proserver -c myconfig.ini is only avaliable with the XS version at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm line 9
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm line 9.
Compilation failed in require at ../blib/lib/Bio/Das/ProServer.pm line 17.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ../blib/lib/Bio/Das/ProServer.pm line 17.
Compilation failed in require at ./proserver line 14.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./proserver line 14.
apparently while checking on this, it turns out that the vendor installed Perl isnt that good and causes such problem (asking for XS version and problems with Scalar::Util::weaken). I am thinking of reinstalling Perl from source code.
1. I would like to know if this is advisable and would experts recommend this.
2. I also want to know why updating the SUSE changes the configuration such drastically.
3. Importantly I want advice on Uninstalling PERL safely and reinstalling perl again. Especially I am worried about the directory structures in SUSE that I fear if reinstalling them would bother rest of the already installed software programs that are dependent upon PERL.
Thanks in advance.