I'm using Linux, and wanted to install the latest version of Perl, as according to the
perl -v command, I had version 5.26.2, and the latest (stable) release is 5.30.0. But when I compiled the source,
perl -v still returned 5.26.2! Why did this happen?
Here's what I did:
I acquired a copy of the Perl source from this site, unpacked it, and followed the installation instructions specified in README (the plain one, not any of the ones with .os at the end:)
./Configure -des -Dprefix=$HOME/localperl make make test make install
I then ran
perl -v to determine whether it worked, and it returned that I still had v5.26.2.