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Re: RFC: auditing cpan installs

by thunders (Priest)
on Apr 30, 2009 at 15:19 UTC ( #761108=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC: auditing cpan installs

I think a better method of doing what you want would be to download the module, untar, then run:
$ perl Makefile.PL $ make $ make test
If that works without error you can make install as root.

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Re^2: RFC: auditing cpan installs
by thunders (Priest) on Apr 30, 2009 at 15:23 UTC
    Of course, this means you'd need to manually resolve dependencies, while CPAN will do that for you. But this is the best way I know to audit exactly what's happening at each step.

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[marioroy]: choroba++, Discipulus++. It depends on the type of module. Data-type "only" modules are likely multi-process safe, re: Hash::Ordered, Tie::IxHash.
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