Re: Building my own Perl on Sarge AMD64
Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
Obviously there are issues with building your own perl, but I'm sure it
must be possible to do it using the "official Debian way". Can anyone
give me a step-by-step instructions on how you're supposed to build your
own Perl on a Debian system, while still keeping everything happy?
If you want to customize your Perl packages, then check out my HOWTO on
building custom Debian packages:
Of course, be careful. :-)
Thanks for this. I tried going through the process, simplifying in parts
(e.g. when I do stuff like this I just run as root). First I got the
three perl source files from packages.debian.org. I couldn't use apt-get
sources because my /etc/apt/sources.list apparently doesn't have any
source lines for AMD64 and I have no idea what I am supposed to put in
there. So I just downloaded the files direct from the website.
I then had to install a couple of the toolkits we apparently need for
building debian packages - devscripts, sudo, pbuilder. That went without
I looked around in the source code for Perl to see where I could tell it
not to build multithreaded. The only place I could find was in
debian/config.debian, so I removed the --Dusethreads line from there.
Then I was at the point where I run pdebuild in the perl-5.8.4. It
failed at first, telling me that I needed to run <pbuilder create>. So I
ran that, and it chugged for a while, apparently fetching packages to
create a build environment. It failed on this:
E: Couldn't download slang1a-utf8
pbuilder: debootstrap failed
So I don't know why that happened... anybody with an idea?