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.

About ICE negotiation

Disclaimer: I wrote this article on March 2022 while working with Subspace, and the original link is here: