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

Paul Baker pbaker at where2getit.com
Fri Nov 14 13:50:17 CST 2003

Young, Aaron wrote:
> you have to build a .deb file of the compiled source you want
> this will create all the necessary debian things to make sure that your
> package is handled by dpkg 

Easier way to do this is to simply do this:

mkdir perl_build
cd perl_build
sudo apt-get install fakeroot
apt-get source perl
cd perl_5.8.2
dpkg-buildpackage -uc -b -rfakeroot
sudo dpkg -i ../*.deb

That should do it for ya...assuming you have all the build dependencies already installed.

Paul Baker

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