Few questions (debian related)

Bradley Bell bradleyb at u.washington.edu
Fri Dec 28 15:21:18 PST 2001

On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 03:10:05PM -0800, M. Oesterwinter wrote:

> I am trying to rebuild a server, and have a few of questions:


> 1. How do you change the @INC for perl?


> 2. What is the best way of installing perl modules on debian? Should I

> perl -MCPAN them all, or should I try to apt-get as many as possible?

> Should I upgrade perl with -MCPAN, or should I use apt-get? Can I

> automatcially configure the CPAN module for debian by apt-getting

> something?

use apt-get whenever possible. if something isn't available as a deb, then
use dh-make-perl.


> 3. If I need to compile my own apache on debian, should I:

> 1. Download source and compile as usual

> 2. Download source package - (compile as usual?)

> 3. Create my own .deb??? - how?

I would choose 3. Apt-get source apache, then use dpkg-buildpackage to
build the debs. Are you sure you need to compile your own? There are lots
of modules already packaged.



> I guess that turned into more than a few question.... Thanks.


> - Marcus


Bradley Bell
Computer Support Analyst
University of Washington
Classroom Support Services

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