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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 ( #1067133=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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


Comment on Re^2: Is there an easier way to find and install modules on Linux?
Re^3: Is there an easier way to find and install modules on Linux?
by tobyink (Abbot) on Dec 14, 2013 at 13:09 UTC

    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
Re^3: Is there an easier way to find and install modules on Linux?
by choroba (Abbot) on Dec 14, 2013 at 18:04 UTC
    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.
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