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Re^3: broke my perl? :(

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:03 UTC ( #857135=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: broke my perl? :(
in thread broke my perl? :(

Reinstalling the OS just because you lost a file? Just install the package. Or copy it from a live CD. Or another ubuntu installation. Or compile your own perl. Or, gasp, restore from backup.

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Re^4: broke my perl? :(
by Corion (Pope) on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:19 UTC

    I think on Debian (and thus Ubuntu), apt-get and some other system-relevant programs still rely on /usr/bin/perl working. This would mean that installing any package likely won't work on that system.

    I think that Debian plans/planned to remove the dependency on perl for apt-get, so maybe that will work in a recent version of Debian/Ubuntu. Restoring from backup would be the approach that's more likely to work.

      If apt-get depends on perl, maybe the lower level program dpkg doesn't.

      Downloading the .deb package manually then installing stuff with dpkg -i $deb_file has helped me to repair some Debian systems where apt wouldn't work anymore.

      Perl 6 - links to (nearly) everything that is Perl 6.

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