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Re: Install parallel Perl on Debian

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Aug 23, 2003 at 20:15 UTC ( #286105=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Install parallel Perl on Debian

You didn't note why running a non-default perl with Debian was a problem that I noticed. The reasons are two simple facts that merge to somthing annoying. The first is that key parts of Debian's infrastructure are written in perl. The second is that perl 5.8.0 (IIRC) makes changes to the meaning of v5 => 'yadda'. Combine these, and you get a dpkg that no longer works, and thus a system that is quite screwed, until you either revert your perl, or fix the incompatable bits of script.


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