I'd be very careful of going to Perl 5.6. It seems to be a lot more finicky about certain things. If you have poorly written code or have inherited badly written code (because I know your code is pristine :) ), you may run into problems. I upgraded to Perl 5.6 which caused a couple scripts that worked under 5.005_03 to core dump! I would migrate on a development box first and make sure to test everything else out. Dean Anthony Baratta writes: > I really appreciate the information. I'm not the expert, but his solution > is very lucid and most probably the correct thing to do - including moving > to Perl 5.6.