Re: updating perl in potato
On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 12:54:45AM +0100, Michael Koehne wrote:
> Moin Thomas Reifferscheid,
> > How to update perl in potato ?
> > Yes, I want to use perl-5.6.1 and I want
> > to stay with potato. So how to do it ?
I just want the same as Thomas.
> install it as /opt/perl-5.6.1 and use the following trick in your .bashrc
** snip **
> trust me - an /opt/perl or ~/perl is the easiest solution.
> Bye Michael
That's exactly I don't want to do! I fall into this trap over and
over again, at different times, on different machines. NO, not more!
Some weeks ago I switched from SuSE 6.3axp to potato/alpha just
because I get tired to repeat the same procedure as every year. After
perl -MCPAN -e shell;
I have gotten a system with different versions of perl and *.pm
spreaded all over the filesystem. I spent several hours to give it a
consistent look again. On the other hand:
1. General view of Perl stuff on a Debian system
Debian has decided to enable developers to have more than one Perl on
their system. You can have perl-5.004 and perl-5.005. However only
one version of Perl will be officially blessed at a time. This
official version should be used to build all Perl modules. The
current policy is to bless the more recent Perl available in Debian.
The official Perl will always be available under /usr/bin/perl. Older
Perls will be available as /usr/bin/perl-$version.
That's clear enough. I just dont know how to install >5.6 on potato
_without_ updating to sid or woody. Should I "place on hold" _all_
currently perl related packages and then roll my own in /usr/local?
And what happens if I install additional packages with perl -MCPAN?
May be I'm asking for trouble. May be someone has done something
Helping words are welcome.