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I am running AIX TL11, I have perl 5.8.8 installed on my system. How do I reinstall perl. Can I do this from base OS...?? As I dont want to go through all the compilation process and its going to take time.


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by:woolmilkporc
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I never did it, but you should be able to take your base OS media
and either use the "-F" flag of installp or set to "yes" the "Overwrite same or newer versions" option of "smitty install" to overwrite your new Perl with the old one.

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Thanks wmp will try that
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I am at TL11 and the perl is at 5.8.8. TL11 upgrade also upgrades perl to 5.8.8. Now my base media has perl 5.8.2. Do you think it will downgrade. Or is it a good option to uninstall everything and install once again.

I can go to smitty uninstall  and uninstall perl5.8.8 and reinstall perl from base media and upgrade perl using AIXTLUpgrade binaries
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"Overwrite same or newer" will downgrade and thus nearly do the same thing as uninstalling and reinstalling. Since I never did it with Perl I'm not sure if the 5.8.8 directory tree will survive but I don't think so.
Of course you should upgrade to a higher TL if you started with the base medium in either case.

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