[Chicago-talk] Stealth Perl Install and then the old swap-a-roo?

Young, Aaron Aaron.Young at citadelgroup.com
Fri Nov 14 13:01:04 CST 2003

i'm not sure if this is what is happening but here's a lesson i learned

when i first moved to debian, i decided that i didn't like the perl they

so i downloaded the source and compiled a new perl

things started failing

i learned that perl is special to debian (as it is to all of us) and
that it is best to wait for the maintainer to release a new version (use
something other than stable if you want fast upgrades)

but if you can't wait for the maintainer, then you need to compile and
install perl the "debian way" which means download the source using
"apt-get source perl" and doing a few extra steps

but there is a 5.8.1 version available, so unless you want something

Aaron F Young
Broker Reconciliation
Operations & Portfolio Finance
Citadel Investment Group LLC 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jason gessner [mailto:jason at multiply.org] 
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 10:40 AM
> To: Chicago.pm chatter
> Subject: Re: [Chicago-talk] Stealth Perl Install and then the 
> old swap-a-roo?
> hmmm
> well, i have no gui running on this box, but I do need to make a list 
> of what depends on perl
> :(
> -jason
> On Nov 14, 2003, at 10:36 AM, Andy_Bach at wiwb.uscourts.gov wrote:
> > I did that on debian and I can't get my xwindows/kde to 
> work and one of
> > the hold-ups seems to be that kde wants 'perl' which is 
> perl 5.6.1 libs
> > and I've got 5.8.1 hand compiled and I can't get apt-get to 
> get over 
> > it.
> >
> > Right now I can patch till I'm blue in the face, but the 
> best I can do 
> > is
> > get a 'failsafe' session going.  I don't know for certain 
> that the perl
> > install is the problem, but ....
> >
> > a
> >
> > Andy Bach, Sys. Mangler
> > Internet: andy_bach at wiwb.uscourts.gov
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> >
> >
> > "And do my eyes deceive me, or has Judsys at long last been 
> mentioned 
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