Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake or something but I don't see how an interactive cpan client this solves the problem. I was saying that a good solution would be something that would work automatically -- that is, without human intervention -- to download and compile some specified list of modules and log all errors on a particular target system.
All you have to do is not run cpan/cpanp/cpanm in interactive mode :)
Now, specifically, how could I accomplish that?
- You configure cpan/cpanp/cpanm to
- run non-interactive
- keep logs
- install modules in a certain perfix
then you run it, something like this:
set PERL_MB_OPT=--install_base /home/user/stuff
cpan-outdated -p | cpanm