Perl 5.6 is available! - but not officially in unstable :-(
I guess the only question remaining is why this isn't on the official
Debian site in the unstable version instead of some out-of-the-way place
that no one knows about.
Thanks for the info. I'll download and begin testing this package
immediately. Now the question turns into who should we send bug
reports/patches/contributions to, since this isn't an official Debian
package. I doubt email@example.com would be the appropriate
When will this be moved into unstable, and if it's some off in the
future date why so long? If the answer is that there are known problems
and that it will break things then it kind of goes against your position
that everything works out fine and people are just uninformed on where
to get Perl 5.6.
On Sun, 16 Jul 2000 01:24:35 Joey Hess wrote:
> Hi, I just thought I'd let the other members of this list see why
> Michael Koehne is so wrong. Therefore, for your viewing enjoyment,
> I present unmodified debconf running under perl 5.6, done the Debian
> Way (TM).
> root@kite:~>grep daft /etc/apt/sources.list
> deb http://www.daft.com/pub/debian/experimental ./
> root@kite:~>apt-get install perl-5.6
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
> 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
> Need to get 2875kB of archives. After unpacking 10.3MB will be used.
> Get:1 http://www.daft.com ./ perl-5.6 5.6.0-0.1 [2875kB]
> Fetched 2875kB in 8m10s (5868B/s)
> Selecting previously deselected package perl-5.6.
> (Reading database ... 87313 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking perl-5.6 (from .../perl-5.6_5.6.0-0.1_i386.deb) ...
> Setting up perl-5.6 (5.6.0-0.1) ...
> root@kite:~>update-alternatives --config perl
> There are 2 programs which provide `perl'.
> Selection Command
> *+ 1 /usr/bin/perl-5.005
> 2 /usr/bin/perl-5.6
> Enter to keep the default[*], or type selection number: 2
> Using `/usr/bin/perl-5.6' to provide `perl'.
> root@kite:~>perl -v |head -2
> This is perl, v5.6.0 built for i386-linux
> root@kite:~>perl -e 'use utf8' || echo no
> root@kite:~>perl -e 'use Debian::DebConf::AutoSelect' || echo no
> root@kite:~>perl -e 'use DebianNet' || echo no
> root@kite:~>dpkg-reconfigure debconf
> Configuring Debconf
> Packages that use debconf for configuration share a common look and feel.
> You can select the type of user interface they use.
> The slang frontend provides a colorful, full-screen, character based
> windowing interface, while the text frontend uses a more traditional plain
> text interface. The editor frontend lets you configure things using your
> favorite text editor. The noninteractive frontend never asks you any
> questions notes. The web frontend can be accessed using your favorite
> s. Slang t. Text e. Editor d. Dialog n. Noninteractive w. Web
> What interface should be used for configuring packages? [t]
> Well there you have it folks. Draw your own conclusions; I'm done with
> this thread.
> see shy jo
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