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



3 dunnos, 2 see the bash man pages, Jeff I'm disappointed :)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Newmiller" <jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 7:20 PM
Subject: 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
>
> Dunno.
>
> > 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
>
> Dunno.
>
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