Re: installing debian things and compiling your own stuff
thanks for the tips i'll look into this
the thing about me and Perl is that I need the source laying around and I need to be able to recompile it at will for the things i'm trying with it so I need to know what i need in order to get it working with debian whenever i recompile, or...i guess i c
ould just put a development perl on the machine and simply use that
but that just adds more complexity
i did manage to read some information that helped me put a Vim package together that I wanted from source, but does that mean that I now have to keep the other vim's on hold? that's cool, I don't think it will cause any problems, unlike the perl one,
how are other Perl developers with Debian handling this?
On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Colin Watson wrote:
> Aaron F Young <aaron@Logopolis.rdu90.com> wrote:
> >i'm very new to debian
> >though i've been doing linux for a few years now
> >i'm making my way through all the documentation
> >but there is something i'm not seeing right now (meaning i am not sure
> >where this is in the docs i'm reading so if you know, let me know)
> >but i want to be able to tell dselect/apt-get (which are just awesome by
> >the way) that i have perl installed, but i want it to be the perl that
> >i've compiled
> Try the equivs package. Beware that Perl is rather complex and deeply
> embedded in the Debian distribution, so it may not be easy to get the
> dependencies right.
> >i'm using unstable packages for potato 2.2r3
> No such thing. :) unstable is a different distribution.
> By the way, the Debian Perl maintainer is working on 5.6.1 at the
> moment, so you might find it easier to wait for a week or two until
> that's done.
> >of course i missed the Dpkg and Debian modules in my new directories
> >like an idiot and had to manually copy them over there
> What, in /usr/share/perl5? <scared> You really need to get the
> configuration of your home-built Perl at least similar to the one
> shipped with Debian, otherwise you can't expect packages to work.
> Looking at the .diff.gz in ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/perl/
> might be a good start. </scared>
> >I know there is a way to get the source distributions, but i'm very
> >fuzzy on that right now
> Put deb-src lines in /etc/apt/sources.list similar to the existing deb
> lines and run 'apt-get source <packagename>'.
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