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Upgrading json to latest?

Posted on 2014-12-29
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What are the steps needed to upgrade json to the latest version? We are running OTRS, and they have recommended that we upgrade json to the latest version (3.* .. )

Installed Packages
Name        : perl-JSON
Arch        : noarch
Version     : 2.15
Release     : 5.el6
Size        : 268 k
Repo        : installed
From repo   : base
Summary     : Parse and convert to JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
URL         : http://search.cpan.org/dist/JSON/
License     : GPL+ or Artistic
Description : This module converts between JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and Perl
            : data structure into each other. For JSON, see http://www.crockford.com/JSON/.

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Is this done through cpan?

Running..

CentOS release 6.3 (Final)

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by:FishMonger
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The latest (newest) version of the perl JSON module is 2.90 (Oct 2013).  Since you referred to v 3.*, I'll assume you want the JSON_XS module v3.01 which was also release in Oct 2013.

JSON
JSON_XS

Fedora (i.e., CentOS) is always years behind in their releases.  So, you could install the latest version via the cpan tool.
e.g.,
[root@099-91-RKB-2 ~]# cpan JSON_XS
CPAN: Storable loaded ok
Going to read /home/rkb/.cpan/Metadata
  Database was generated on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:17:02 GMT
CPAN: LWP::UserAgent loaded ok
Fetching with LWP:
  http://cpan.schatt.com/authors/01mailrc.txt.gz
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by:meade470
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Thanks for the response, but it shows no matching identifier:

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FishMonger earned 500 total points
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Sorry, that was due to a typo on my part.  Instead of the underscore, it should be 2 colons.

cpan JSON::XS
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Thanks! I think that was it!
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