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Re: Mason on CentOS 6

by Eliya (Vicar)
on Dec 17, 2013 at 01:00 UTC ( #1067401=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Mason on CentOS 6

I'd suspect that yum, being a general purpose package manager (not specialized to Perl), just checks its installation database to see if Log::Any is installed, instead of actually trying to load the module...

So either simply force installation of Mason and see if the (cpan-)installed Log::Any is found afterwards, or install the respective Log::Any RPM package via yum, so it does update its database of installed packages.

P.S.: Generally, it's not a good idea to install your own Perl modules via cpan into the system perl (you might mess up version integrity/compatibility - unless you know exactly what you're doing). To add packages to the system perl, install the distro-supplied (rpm) packages. In case you want or need to use cpan, set up (and use) a second perl installation, which you can then extend independently of the system perl.

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Re^2: Mason on CentOS 6
by marmotking (Initiate) on Dec 17, 2013 at 19:33 UTC

    An excellent suggestion and excellent advise.

    However, Log::Any isn't available through either the default CentOS repository or the RPMForge repository. Version 0.15 seems to be what's installed by default with the OS. I just took a step back and reinstalled the OS to a VM to start fresh. Having only installed the RPMForge repository, I get the same error with "yum install perl-HTML-Mason".

    Perhaps HTML::Mason doesn't work on CentOS 6.4? I'm not sure how to force it to install without the dependency check on Log::Any. That's the next thing I'm looking into.

      Best to leave the system perl alone, if it gets messed up you can have a broken/unreliable system. perlbrew, makes this simple, even doing it manually is as little as 3 lines. Once you have your own perl install modules and their dependancies via cpan:

      cpan HTML::Mason

      Often versions of modules in OS repos are out of date.

        So, to summarize, it appears that HTML::Mason, as build in the RPMForge repository won't install with the system Perl. So, I may be able to sue Perlbrew to make a new Perl installation that I can use with HTML::Mason.

        This appears to mean that I'll also have to rebuild mod_perl using the new Perl installation that I create with Perlbrew. Not sure how to do that yet, but looking into it.

        I wonder if those people who work on the Mason project or the RPMForge project might want to look into fixing this, if it can be.