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Old versions are easy to find. What do you mean by "a repository"? Just a location where the distribution tar-balls are available or a location that has binary packages for your system?

Also note that old(er) versions of perl are not easy to build/compile on recent machines with recent operation systems. Of course there is Devel::PatchPerl, but manual intervention might be needed to get to something that works.

The only good reason I see for keeping (or even building) old(er) versions of perl is that you want to test your distribution to all supported versions of perl that you claim to support. That is why I have over 200 versions of perl on a USB disk. (perl2 is not one of them, perl1 is :)


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

In reply to Re^4: perl 2.01 on Cygwin by Tux
in thread perl 2.01 on Cygwin by rje

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