Back in March I installed 'perlbrew' on a new machine running
Linux/Ubuntu 13.10 LTS. I was having problems and posted to this list.
Kent Fredric gave me a suggestion that worked.
However, today I was emboldened to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04.
The upgrade itself went absolutely smoothly; Ubuntu reported no errors
whatsoever. However, as soon as I opened a Terminal, I encountered a
very perlbrew-specific error ... and completely lost the PATH to basic
commands such as 'ls', 'vi', etc.
I eventually realized that to get my basic PATH back -- that which is
coded in Ubuntu in /etc/environment and which is supplemented in
~/.bashrc -- I had to comment out the following line in ~/.bashrc:
That's because something in this perlbrew-specific file is overriding,
or failing to detect, the values in /etc/environment. When the line
above is un-commented, only two perlbrew-specific directories are shown
when I call 'echo $PATH'.
When I comment that line out, however, I regain my basic Unix commands
but only partially regain the use of 'perlbrew'. In particular,
whenever I say 'perlbrew use' or 'perlbrew switch', a sub-shell is
opened rather than a simple change of the activated perl in the
I have filed a bug report about this at:
... which I encourage you to read and comment on. However, given how
long the list of App::perlbrew bugs found there is, I'm skeptical that
it will be addressed anytime soon.
So my dilemma is: If I want my basic unix commands, I have to work with
a partially crippled 'perlbrew'. Does anyone have any insight into this
Thank you very much.