[linux-elitists] apropos of nothing

Bret Martin bam@miranda.org
Wed Aug 3 13:59:14 PDT 2005


On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 11:36:20 PDT Aaron Burt wrote:
[...]
> Actually, the worst bit is mixing the two.  The Debian versions of the
> Perl modules are mutually compatible, in general, and the Debian
> package system handles their dependencies, keeps track of what's
> installed and puts them in consistent locations.
[...]

In my experience, this "just works" in a fairly sane way -- the 
locally-installed module goes under /usr/local/{lib,share}/perl/... and 
overrides the Debian-packaged one.  (Of course, with dh-make-perl, as 
you point out, there's usually little reason to install in that way.)

--Bret




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