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I'm sorry to post this here, but I've tried several other forums and no
one has been able to advise me as to how I should proceed.
I recently manually installed perl 5.6.1. Since then, apt-get has been
kicking and screaming. First it was extremely unhappy with @INC, and once
I got that corrected, it complains bitterly as follows:
debconf: Perl may be unconfigured (Can't modify goto in lvalue subroutine
return at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Base.pm line 24, near "}"
Compilation failed in require at (eval 4) line 3.
...propagated at /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/base.pm line 62.
Prior to today, I could still use apt-get to install packages, but it now
appears that all attempted installations are failing.
I need to back out of this pretty quick. I'm thinking the fastest way to
correct the problem would be to:
1) uninstall the manual perl (5.6.1) installation
2) $ dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | grep perl \
| cut -s -f1 > perl-file
3) force a purge on all perl-related .debs appearing in perl-file
4) $ dpkg --set-selections < perl-file
5) $ apt-get update
6) $ apt-get dist-upgrade
Does anyone see any problems with this? Will this get me up and running
with 5.6.0? If not, which specific packages should I uninstall/reinstall?
Any advice and/or assistance is most welcome.
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