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ALL Users Utilizing Perl Scripts Please Note

#1 Post by TheWitness » Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:57 am

In a version of Cacti to be released in the 2005 timeframe, we will be chaning the default processing for perl scripts to speed their execution by a few orders of magnitude.

As a result, I recommend that if you have not done so already, that you plan an upgrade to PHP v5. This version of PHP will allow Perl to be bound to PHP without explicitely launching specific instances of Perl for each script.

This new feature will speed Cacti's execution of Perl scripts on the same order of magnitude as was seen in the script server for PHP scripts.

Just a note to those who love Perl.

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#2 Post by egarnel » Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:54 am

Good to know.

For those of us running Cacti on Redhat Enterprise, perl 5 is not available yet from rhn & I do not know if Dag has it in his repository.

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#3 Post by perldork » Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:46 pm

egarnel,

You mean PHP 5, right? I have a feeling it will take them a while to get PHP5 released as an RHN update .. look at how long MysQL 4.x has been out without an RHN RPM.
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#4 Post by TheWitness » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:27 am

Perldork,

Thanks for the perspective on RHN.

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#5 Post by egarnel » Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:34 am

Oops, my bad....yeah PHP not Perl!

too much sugar that morning

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