Re: [biarch] mysql-client vs. perl
Eric Sharkey writes:
> Actually, I meant "apt-get install libdbi-perl", not really dropping
> all the way down to the level of dpkg.
biarch:~# apt-get install libdbi-perl
Reading Package Lists...
Building Dependency Tree...
Sorry, libdbi-perl is already the newest version.
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
libdbi-perl: Depends: perlapi-5.6.1
mysql-client: Depends: libdbd-mysql-perl (>= 1.2202) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libreadline4 (>= 4.3-1) but 4.2a-5 is to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
Doing "apt-get -f install" just removes the unpacked libdbi-perl and
> perlapi-5.6.1 is a virtual package provided by perl-base.
> What's your dpkg --status on perl-base?
biarch:~# dpkg --status perl-base
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: Brendan O'Dea <email@example.com>
Replaces: perl-5.005-base (<< 6), perl-5.6-base (<< 6), perl (<< 5.8.0-9), perl-modules (<< 5.8.0-9)
Provides: perl5-base, perlapi-5.8.0, data-dumper
Pre-Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.1-1)
Conflicts: perl-5.004-base (<< 6), perl-5.005-base (<< 6), perl-5.6-base (<< 6), data-dumper, autoconf2.13 (<< 2.13-45)
Description: The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister.
A scripting language with delusions of full language-hood, Perl is used
in many system scripts and utilities.
This is a stripped down Perl with only essential libraries. To make
full use of Perl, you'll want to install the `perl', `perl-modules' and
optionally `perl-doc' packages which supplement this one.
It provides perlapi-5.8.0, not 5.6.1. Which Perl version is correct?