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Re: Is there an easier way to find and install modules on Linux?

by LanX (Canon)
on Dec 14, 2013 at 02:41 UTC ( #1067098=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is there an easier way to find and install modules on Linux?

Many (not all) modules are reflected as packages on linux, and there are many GUIs like synaptic available.

Though they might not include the newest versions.

cpanm is awesomely easy, it's my favorite tool.

Since you have problems typing I wish you luck programming Perl just with speech recognition. ;-)

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)


Comment on Re: Is there an easier way to find and install modules on Linux?
Re^2: Is there an easier way to find and install modules on Linux?
by boftx (Deacon) on Dec 14, 2013 at 02:51 UTC

    Be nice, Rolf. Maybe he'll write a new app for Dragon Speech Recognition that will allow it to recognize Perl syntax. :)

    It helps to remember that the primary goal is to drain the swamp even when you are hip-deep in alligators.
      I'm nice AND funny! (and ironic)

      Actually recognizing source code from speech should be much easier, since running syntax checks on plain talk is not as trivial.

      But this sytem should include eye-tracking, most hackers wouldn't want to place the cursor by speech only ...

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

      Maybe he'll write a new app for Dragon Speech Recognition that will allow it to recognize Perl syntax. :)
      If so, he should really use the comic profanity convention. Programming in Perl would be like a George Carlin routine.
        Oh you are talking about SymbolSwearing?

        Took me a while, other cultures have less problems with the Seven_Dirty_Words.

        But under the assumption that they shouldn't be used as identifiers in source code, they'd form excellent free replacements for punctuation (well at least the one-syllable ones).

        That would prevent name space pollution!

        In other words: say

        • "s#!t"¹ => $

          but

        • "dollar" => dollar

          such that

        • "s#!t dollar" => $dollar

        and so on.

        so @{ $job->( "name" ) }

        would be something like

        BUT I'm not confident about the encoding, cause I'm no native swearer! :-(

        Could you please help me?

        Cheers Rolf

        ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

        ¹) augmented spelling for the American market

        ²) update: corrected syntax error s/ f*ck / c*ck /

Re^2: Is there an easier way to find and install modules on Linux?
by ted.byers (Scribe) on Dec 14, 2013 at 12:43 UTC

    Thanks for this.

    I have taken a look at Synaptic, and while it is easy to use, it has the drawback that the names for the packages do not easily map to the specific perl modules from cpan. At that, it seems to be available only for Ubuntu; not for Suse. What would be better is a GUI for cpan itself.

    I have commonly seen assertions about how easy cpanm is, but not once have I seen an explanation of why. Would you be so kind as to list a few features of it that make it so easy, relative to cpan?

    I have no intention to waste time on speech recognition. There are much more useful things for me to do. I didn't say I couldn't type; only that it is painful and slow.

    Thanks

    Ted

      cpanm is generally less chatty than the default cpan client. It doesn't ask you silly questions like "do you want to install these dependencies?".

      use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name
      In openSuse, you can use
      yast --qt sw_single
      to run the software management tool. There are many Perl RPM's in the default repositories.
      لսႽ† ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ

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