Re: Best way to update perl on Woody Stable ?
On Thu, 2003-10-09 at 17:40, Rod Rodolico wrote:
> Is there a way to tell apt (dselect) you have certain packages installed? If so, it would make
> sense to just trash the Debian perl install and install it all from source. I agree with your
> Perl guru -- roll your own is the best way to go. I just don't have the time. I still install
> some packages (webmin, usermin, squirrelmail) myself, because other packages are not dependant
> on them. But I have no idea how to tell apt that, yes, I already have Perl installed so you
> don't have to mess with it.
> >From the log you sent, looks like the cwd disappeared out from under you, so of course it
> could not get the parents or anything. What dir were you in when you executed it? Did the
> directory /root/.cpan exist? I had problems, but those were not the ones I had.
Yes I did use /root # perl -MCPAN -e shell to invoke the connection.
I'll break some installed apps if de-install. So I amy have to
re-install everything again :-)
> > On Thu, 2003-10-09 at 16:14, Rod Rodolico wrote:
> >> You could install the CPAN module on your current system, then use it to update Perl.
> >> CAVEAT: CPAN and Debian have, in the past, placed Perl in two separate locations. When I did
> >> this before, I did have a problem configuring Perl correctly afterwards. It (CPAN) is mainly
> >> designed, from what I saw, to update a Standard perl installation, standard being whatever
> >> CPAN (the organization) says it is (which is pretty standard).
> >> Other than that, I don't know. Look at http://cpan.org/ports/index.html for one thing. But,
> >> I'm not sure if any of these will break a Debian install.
> >> Rod
> > Thanks Rod. I tried that awhile ago today and it puked.
> > shell-init: could not get current directory: getcwd: cannot access
> > parent directories: No such file or directory
> > Everything is up to date. Type '/usr/bin/make test' to run test
> > suite.
> > /usr/bin/make -- OK
> > Running make test
> > Couldn't chdir to /root/.cpan/build/perl-5.8.1 at
> > /usr/share/perl/5.6.1/CPAN.pm line 5480
> > I have a friend is one the best perl guys around so I'll ask him
> > about it, but he doesn't like Debian and rolls his own distro.
> > Dee
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