Re: Perl mysteries.
On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 09:12:48AM -0700, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > > bash-2.04$ dpkg -l perl*
> > > ii perl-5.004 5.004.05-6 Larry Wall's Practical Extracting and Report
> > >
> > > ii perl-5.004-sui 5.004.05-6 Runs setuid Perl scripts.
> > > ii perl-5.005 5.005.03-7.1 Larry Wall's Practical Extracting and Report
> > > un perl-5.005-sui <none> (no description available)
> > > [...]
> > So your /usr/bin/perl is perl-5.005, I presume, but you only have
> > perl-5.004-suid installed. You should find it works once you have
> > installed perl-5.005-suid. Unfortunately, there's no easy way in the
> > Suggests: line to tell people to install the right version of
> > perl5-suid :-(
Maybe an additional Conflicts: perl-5.004-suid would work?
> Gosh! Why do we do perl the screwed up way?
I don't know what's the point of having two versions of perl included,
anyway. Will anyone actually use the old version, when no modules are
compiled against it and it might cause newer code depending on just perl5 to
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