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Re: [vox-tech] Upgrading perl on debian
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Re: [vox-tech] Upgrading perl on debian

On Sat, 20 Oct 2001, Jay Strauss wrote:

> Howdy,
> How do I upgrade perl on deb?  The current stable (at least i think) is
> 5.005.  and it is installed in /usr/lib/perl5/5.005.  Now when I've
> installed perl from source I've always done it into /usr/local/perl.  Now I
> know that where I install it is
> my decision.  So I have 2 questions:
> 1) Do I have to go into unstable packages to get a more recent version of
> perl

Testing has perl5.6.

> 2) Can I install (from source) into/on top of /usr/local/perl without
> messing up other deb software that may use perl

I dunno, but I wouldn't.

> Other unrelated questions:
> 1) where is the file that controls the default path, i.e if I don't have a
> .bashrc or counterparts, what file is read to give me a path

man bash, under invocation (not incantation)

> 2) Does deb have a menu based admin tool, similar to linuxconf

Well, there is dselect, but apt-get and apt-cache are much more powerful.

> 3) I had to modify my .Xdefaults file for my backspace/delete keys to work
> correctly.  Is there a system wide file I can edit instead of the .Xdefaults
> in every home directory


> 4) I'm used to being able to edit my command line with vi commands, I tried
> doing "export EDITOR=vi" but that didn't work

man bash under Readline variables

> 5) When I'm in vi and I'm in insert mode, then hit the arrow keys I get "A"
> "B"... how can I make the arrow keys get me back into escape mode and move
> me


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