[OSM-dev] [OT] installing CPAN modules on dev

matthew-osm at newtoncomputing.co.uk matthew-osm at newtoncomputing.co.uk
Thu Nov 9 19:33:23 GMT 2006

On Thu, Nov 09, 2006 at 05:54:32PM +0000, Nick Hill wrote:
> As a user, you can run dselect to find out current installed and available 
> packages, and versions.

Eek... dselect!

These days I wouldn't touch it, aptitude is (generally*) the way to go.

Alternatively, there are all the

  apt-cache policy <package>  -- shows package available versions
  apt-cache show <package>    -- shows package details
  dpkg -l <package_glob>      -- show package versions


  dpkg -l 'lib*-perl' | grep ^ii

will show versions of all installed perl libraries.



* Not in some situations, for which apt-get is still better, but aptitude is
  _way_ better than dselect, IMHO.

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