[rancid] Rancid 3 documentation tweak

heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri May 2 15:05:12 UTC 2014

Fri, May 02, 2014 at 09:18:41AM +0100, Howard Jones:
> The README for RANCID 3.0 says that perl5 or greater is required to run 
> RANCID. In fact, it's perl 5.10 or greater, which is significant for 
> some. For example, current CentOS 6 (and I guess RHEL and Scientific 
> Linux too) come with perl 5.8.8, so it requires a separate perl install 
> just for RANCID. (installing it over the system perl leads to fighting 
> between CPAN and yum)

thanks; i'd missed that.  Any clue why, from my pov, they're so far behind?
5.8 seems ancient.

> Related: a configure option to specify the location of the perl 
> interpreter would be handy!

put it on the todo list; until then you can PERLV_PATH in your environment,
make distclean, and reconfigure.  in general, this should work for most
configure variables for any package's autoconf scripts.  sometimes you must
get kinkier and set the variable that autoconf uses, eg: ac_cv_path_PERLV_PATH

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