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I'm have a heck of a time with apt-get following a manual install of
perl-5.6.1. Following is a transcript of the errors. I'm thinking the
fastest way to correct the problem (been chasing it for 3 days now) would
be to uninstall perl (both my manual install and force a purge on all
.debs), and then:
$ dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | grep perl \
| cut -s -f1 > file
$ dpkg --set-selections < file
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get dist-upgrade
Will do what I'm wanting to do (basically get me back to ground zero)?
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calypso:/home/stephen# apt-get install gnumeric
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
1 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.
18 packages not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 1583kB/2621kB of archives. After unpacking 4811kB will be
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Get:1 http://http.us.debian.org woody/main gnumeric 0.64-1 [1549kB]
Get:2 http://http.us.debian.org woody/main libole2-0 0.1.7-0.1 [34.2kB]
Fetched 1583kB in 20s (77.3kB/s)
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.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Iterator.pm
Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Question.pm line
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Question.pm
Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Config.pm line
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Config.pm
Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Log.pm line 8.
Compilation failed in require at (eval 1) line 4.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at (eval 1) line 4.
) -- aborting
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