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Re: Building a Development Environment on Ubuntu

by mpeg4codec (Pilgrim)
on Mar 20, 2010 at 16:49 UTC ( #829824=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Building a Development Environment on Ubuntu

Debian and Ubuntu come with a lot of modules from CPAN packaged for the distro.

The naming convention is: convert :: to -, make all the letters lowercase, and add lib to the beginning and -perl to the end. For example: POE::Component::IRC is packaged as libpoe-component-irc-perl.

I've also had limited success with dh-make-perl which fetches from CPAN and builds debs. You often have to manually specify depends and build-deps, which can be tedious and error-prone.

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