Re: FWD: Debian's Perl installation
Subject: Re: FWD: Debian's Perl installation
From: Brendan O'Dea <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 18:36:51 +1100
[note: I'm not top-posting here; just re-arranging some text]
On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 18:36:51 +1100 Brendan O'Dea wrote:
>In short, if you want a non-standard perl (version, ABI, whatever)
>install to /usr/local.
Are you saying that there is *no* way to use apt-get/dpkg whenever the
user wants to use different configuration options from the ones in the
Debian distribution? This is nuts! I can see how some configuration
options (e.g. install directories) would be hopelessly incompatible
with apt-get/dpkg, but configuration options such as -Dusethreads???
Why should that be fundamentally incompatible with apt-get/dpkg???
Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:49:58PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
>>----- Forwarded message from email@example.com -----
>>Anyone know the answer to the first question?
>> bill => /home/knight/build/perl-5.8.2/perl: relocation error:
>> bill => /usr/lib/perl/5.8.2/auto/NDBM_File/NDBM_File.so: undefined symbol:
>> bill => Perl_Gthr_key_pt
>> ben => Whomever installed your previous version of perl should be
>> ben => shot :).
>> bill => I guess that'd be me. My only defense is that I used
>> bill => Debian's apt-get installation utility, which is entirely
>> bill => hands-off (at least in my hands). As far as I can tell,
>> bill => all the decisions as to where to put things are built
>> bill => into the downloaded package.
>> Is this a bug in the Debian testing perl-5.8.2 distribution?
>I don't think so. You can't just rebuild perl with a different ABI,
>drop it into the system and expect things not to break.
>I'm guessing that he built perl from the Debian source packages after
>removing -Dusethreads from debian/config.debian, but didn't have all the
>build-depends installed (libgdbm-dev specifically).
If you could elaborate on this, I'd appreciate it. How can one find
out what are the build-depends? Would it be enough to install these
to get the (modified) Perl installation to go?
PS: please cc me in your replies