In my experience, the purpose of a private CPAN is to enable organizations to leverage the CPAN tool chain for managing the dependencies between their own modules and their third-party libraries (i.e. the public CPAN).
But the CPAN toolchain is actually really bad in managing dependencies. Sure, it allows the author to signal a dependency on another CPAN module, but it isn't very suited to do dependencies on non-CPAN modules. OS package systems (including those ported to a range of OSses, like RPM) and distributions systems like cfengine (which allows specifying dependencies based on the role of a box) far superior for that task that CPAN.
Nor does it preclude you from using a more general packaging system (like RPMs) to distribute your code. These are complimentary technologies that fit around a private CPAN.
Pray tell me, if I'm already using RPMs, what additional value does a private CPAN give me?
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||