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Re: zsh 5.1 released [user]

Hi Ray,

On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 10:08:01AM -0700, Ray Andrews wrote:
> Thanks Axel, part of my worries is that some of this is from Debian
> and some via manual install, just as you say. I wonder how much
> overlap there is,

If you haven't passed any specific --prefix or so to your ./configure
call, they should not overlap. At least I never noticed any place
where they do. (./configure by default installs to /usr/local/bin and
/usr/local/etc), debian packages to /usr/bin, /etc and in case of zsh
also /bin.)

> If I uninstall zsh completely, as far as apt is concerned, and then
> install the manual package, will things be done cleanly?

I assume so, yes. (But I also assume it would be safe with the zsh
package from Debian installed. :-)

On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 10:13:10AM -0700, Ray Andrews wrote:
> On 09/06/2015 09:57 AM, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > zsh 5.1 is available in Debian Unstable as 5.1-1 currently. If you
> > have unstable in your sources.list, you can install it directly
> > via apt.
> That sounds like a good idea.  I track testing tho.  Can I force
> 5.1-1 as a one-time exception?

Yes, but it involves /etc/apt/preferences fiddling to lower unstable's
pin priority. (And you need to add a "unstable" deb-line to your
sources.list of course.)

I use the following in /etc/apt/preferences on my systems running

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 300

> Or I wonder if I should stick to manual install.

Can't decide that for you, especially because I'm surely biased as
Debian' zsh package maintainer. ;-)

If you uninstall the zsh debian package, make sure,
/usr/local/bin/zsh* is mentioned in your /etc/shells file and
/etc/passwd contains a still installed zsh for your user.

		Kind regards, Axel
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