On Wed, 06 Aug 2008 15:08:48 +0100, Lesley Binks wrote: > > The answer to that is "aptitude install lib<dashed-and-lc-name>-perl" > Which is all very well if you don't mind using less than up-to-date > packages on Debian stable. That's in inherent problem (or feature) of stable. > Compare the stable distribution version of CGI.pm got the Debian way > against the latest version available on CPAN and you'll find the > released CGI.pm is out of date by more than two years. Having said > that I'm happy to learn how to package the latest, or a suitable later > version, if someone is prepared to volunteer a bit of hand holding and > quality checking to get me going and there isn't anyone else that is > doing it already. Up-to-date versions are usually available in unstable (and to some lesser degree in testing) already. For CGI.pm: http://packages.qa.debian.org/libcgi-pm-perl (Ok, 1 version behind upstream but that's because we took a short break after the freeze :)) > If I have a requirement for a more up to date version of a module, I > use the command 'cpan' to retrieve from CPAN but I have learnt to > watch the dependencies that occur. If you need to create a package for local use you can also use "dh-make-perl --cpan Foo::Bar" Cheers, gregor -- .''`. http://info.comodo.priv.at/ | gpg key ID: 0x00F3CFE4 : :' : debian gnu/linux user, admin & developer - http://www.debian.org/ `. `' member of https://www.vibe.at/ | how to reply: http://got.to/quote/ `- BOFH excuse #192: runaway cat on system.
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