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Old 09-15-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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broken perl under testing?


is perl broken under testing?

if yes, is there anyway to get a working version under testing?

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Old 09-15-2005, 07:29 PM   #2
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Could you please elaborate a bit what makes you to think that perl is broken under testing?
 
Old 09-16-2005, 06:43 AM   #3
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cause last time I installed it, I got and error message, today, when I check I get the same one..... maybe I'm worng...

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Old 09-16-2005, 07:34 AM   #4
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I'm using Debian testing and I've got perl installed -- didn't notice any problems when I installed it. Maybe you should post the error message, they are often quite informative.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 07:43 AM   #5
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DS1 is right as far as installing the new version of Perl in Testing is concerned. Apt-listbugs reports it
buggy. I have refrained from installing the new version because of the warning.

This is the warning :
Retrieving bug reports... Done
grave bugs of perl (5.8.4-8 -> 5.8.7-3) <open>
#231082 - spamassassin: spamc hangs since most recent perl package updates for stable
#283320 - perl FTBFS on mipsel/lasat, but not on mipsel/cobalt
Summary:
perl(2 bugs)
Are you sure you want to install/upgrade the above packages? [Y/n/?/...]

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Old 09-16-2005, 08:05 AM   #6
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thats the msg, now if I want to install somthing that needs it I'm stuck.
what to do?

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Old 09-16-2005, 08:05 AM   #7
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The two reported bugs are:

#231082 -- problem with spamassassin

#283320 -- FTBFS (Fails To Build From Source) on mipsel/lasat architecture

So, if you don't use spamassassin and your processor is something other than mipsel/lasat, then there should be no problem in installing perl on Debian testing.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 08:07 AM   #8
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now if I want to install somthing that needs it I'm stuck.
what to do?
When you get the message, press "y" and then Enter.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 05:56 AM   #9
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Originally posted by Dead Parrot
The two reported bugs are:

#231082 -- problem with spamassassin

#283320 -- FTBFS (Fails To Build From Source) on mipsel/lasat architecture

So, if you don't use spamassassin and your processor is something other than mipsel/lasat, then there should be no problem in installing perl on Debian testing.
how can I tell if I need one of the errors?

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Old 09-17-2005, 07:22 AM   #10
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To check out your processor architecture you can type "arch" on the command line and press Enter, like this:

$ arch

If the output is something else than mipsel, then you don't need to worry about bug report #283320.

SpamAssassin is a Perl-based spam filter, intended to be used with a Mail Transfer Agent such as Exim. If you don't use SpamAssassin to filter your e-mail, then you don't need to worry about bug report #231082. (SpamAssassin needs to be installed and set up specifically, so if you don't remember installing such program, then you don't have it.)
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:13 PM   #11
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ok thanks

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