I'm building up a replacement Slash server for an ancient old IBM PC that
is running our site. I've gone with a Debian distribution this time,
using Knoppix as the starter system. Most everything has gone well
so-far, but I had a really difficult time getting mod_perl installed.
Turns out the distribution came with Perl 5.8, and didn't include
libperl-dev. Many missing includes later I finally got the needed
pieces installed and lib_perl built. Bundle::Slash installed fine.
Here's the question. Along the way I saw a warning saying that perl was
installed with threading support which is experimental and not
recommended on production systems, or something like that. Also, Perl
5.8 is pretty new. Does anyone have any experience with perl 5.8?
Before I get too far along and migrate all of the data, is this a
mistake and should I start over with Perl 5.6? I tried to remove the
5.8 version, but kpackage wanted to de-install over 300 other packages.
So it appears it will be difficult to downgrade without starting from