Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Re: is File::Tail usable on Windows ?

by RolandGunslinger (Curate)
on Nov 27, 2003 at 14:57 UTC ( #310547=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: is File::Tail usable on Windows ?
in thread is File::Tail usable on Windows ?

Well, under Win32, I just grab the source from CPAN, and save it under the appropriate name under the particular directory in the \perl\lib directory tree. I don't use the CPAN shell in other words. I for one got File::Tail to work but I decided to hack up my own script because it didn't suit my needs exactly. Update I guess the question would be, should I use the CPAN shell under Win32? I use it on Linux all the time. Am I missing something by manually installing modules like I've been doing?


Comment on Re: Re: is File::Tail usable on Windows ?
Re: Re: Re: is File::Tail usable on Windows ?
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Nov 28, 2003 at 03:41 UTC
    I guess the question would be, should I use the CPAN shell under Win32? I use it on Linux all the time.
    Nope, i'd recommend that you use CPANPLUS (It's already better than CPAN, and it's still improving).
    Am I missing something by manually installing modules like I've been doing?
    Yes, you're missing everything (that is not how you install modules).

    Because you don't know what you're missing is the number one reason you should stop doing that and start installing modules properly.

    Module authors (the perl authors) create distributions, write INSTALL instructions, write Makefile.PLs, write test suites ... do all this work for their benefit and yours, it's just good software development. Don't you want to benefit from their work, collective knowledge, years of experience?

    PS - regardless of how it sounds, I honestly hope you heed my advice (it's not really my advice per se, but it is good advice) :(

    update: bart tyepo s/reccommend/recommend/

    MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
    I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
    ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://310547]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others rifling through the Monastery: (14)
As of 2014-07-31 21:35 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    My favorite superfluous repetitious redundant duplicative phrase is:









    Results (253 votes), past polls