Monday, 26 October 2009

Most used Perl editors

I've seen this poll too late, although it's interesting that the most used Perl editor is the vi family (where I'd belong) with 34%, followed not very closely by Emacs (13%).

Eclipse + EPIC got only 6%...

The full poll results here.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Debianize a Perl module

What a good day.

Not only I've got a new laptop from the company, but I've found also an extremely useful tool to build a debian package from a perl module: dh-make-perl.

You just need to do 2 things:

- Run dh-make-perl on the untarred module directory (this creates the necessary debian dir and files).
- Inside the module directory, run debuild.

Very nice. Now I wonder why most of the CPAN and POE components don't come with a debian package...

Thursday, 8 October 2009

When was that package installed?

On debian/Ubuntu you can check the installationdate from the output of:
ls /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list -lh

Just | grep the name of the package you're interested to.

See this for important details.