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Re: zsh 5.1 released [user]

On 09/06/2015 12:58 PM, Ray Andrews wrote:
On 09/06/2015 12:37 PM, Axel Beckert wrote:
Can't decide that for you, especially because I'm surely biased as Debian' zsh package maintainer. ;-)

Just to finalize this thread. Since Axel didn't stop me, and although it's not recommended, I went to Debian's 'sid' download page, downloaded the three files that seemed relevant

-rw-r--r--  1  771992 2015-09-07_17:15:17 zsh_5.1-1_i386.deb
-rw-r--r--  1 3276150 2015-09-07_17:18:53 zsh-common_5.1-1_all.deb
-rw-r--r--  1 2543930 2015-09-07_17:45:25 zsh-doc_5.1-1_all.deb

... and installed them with dpkg -i. dpkg -c shows me all the files, so I could easily then detect orphan stuff, of which there was quite a bit. Then, fiddle with links, and so far so good.

Well, I'm inclined to stay close to Mother's skirts in this ;-)

Without fooling around with any files, can I do this:

    aptitude install -t unstable zsh
    aptitude update -t unstable zsh

That' doesn't work unless the package lists for 'sid' are installed, and since I don't want anything but zsh from there, I didn't do that.

One thing: "$ echo $ZSH_PATCHLEVEL" shows: "debian", which isn't very informative. Is that correct?

BTW I noticed something cool: every file in the packages is either in a directory "zsh*" or has "zsh*" in its name, which is quite useful for finding stuff. If I'm not mistaken.

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