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Enhancing Debian Reference

by maksl (Pilgrim)
on Jun 23, 2003 at 10:44 UTC ( #268105=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

hi monks;

"This Debian reference covers many aspects of system administration through the shell command examples. System installation, basic tutorials, Debian package management, Linux kernel on Debian, tips, tuning system, building gateway, editor, CVS, programming, GnuPG and others are covered."
I would love to enhance the little Perl Section and i'm seeking your advice for missings?

I plan to get in contact with the mantainer, but just demanding to add cpan && the perlmonks site to the references for Perl seems to be not enough. The Bash section is quite impressive. I don't know if one of the Tutorials could be used?

Thanks for your input :) maksl

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Re: Enhancing Debian Reference
by benn (Priest) on Jun 23, 2003 at 11:38 UTC
    In context, the Perl section you linked to seems OK, as that chapter is devoted to the shortest-possible synopsis of the various packaged languages. It implicitly refers to cpan with the "how to install modules" line, and refers you to perl(1) and the Camel - pretty fair advice in my book. To attempt anything else would take a whole chapter by itself.

    The BASH tutorial link is part of the LDP, which also seems to be avoiding any major language tutorials (the PHP-HOWTO has now been replaced with a link to php.net). I think as there's so much information out there already for anyone who decides they want to learn Perl, adding Yet Another Perl Tutorial is probably a bit superflous. Maybe, as you say, a couple of extra links (perl.org etc.) and adding the Llama to the book list is all that's needed.

    Cheers, Ben.

      thx for naming the sources and your pointer to the Llama && perl.org, I' ll wait for a few other comments and will contact afterwards the mantainer ..

      I'd be careful about focusing on non-free documentation. There are many of freely available resources (including complete books) out there that would be more inline with Debian.

        Could you please name them? (will try to google for it, but never used one.)
Re: Enhancing Debian Reference
by YAFZ (Pilgrim) on Jun 24, 2003 at 07:52 UTC
    I think including a link to Perl Monks would be nice, too. Because this is one of the most interactive and productive and enlightening programming communities I've ever seen.

    And also ++ for trying to help Debian :)
Couple of sample scripts of mine
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 04, 2003 at 01:14 UTC
    If this is of any use to you (I hope it is), I wrote a couple of sample scripts in order to show some security-related implications quite a while ago. You can take them and do as you wish with them ;-) And don't worry, the explanation is in Spanish, but if you want me to translate anything, just ask for it.
    Here it is.
Re: Enhancing Debian Reference
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 04, 2003 at 08:56 UTC
    Hmmm.. at least it doesn't say "mostly harmless."
    I suggest http://perldoc.com/ and
    perldoc perlintro
Re: Enhancing Debian Reference
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 04, 2003 at 09:33 UTC
    Another good link on Perl : http://www.perl.com Perhaps some words on Perl advantages (such as in man perl) would be good.

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