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Re^4: Testing for a module's presence

by ehdonhon (Curate)
on Feb 07, 2005 at 19:12 UTC ( #428780=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Testing for a module's presence
in thread Testing for a module's presence

FreeBSD doesn't support every module ever written, and it certainly wouldn't support modules that the user has authored himself. Plus, if you install from FreeBSD ports, you are limited to using the version of Perl that FreeBSD is presently supporting.

I really enjoy the power and beauty of the FreeBSD ports system, and use it very often. However, when it comes to CPAN.pm, it has its own beauty that often outshines even the ports system.


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Re^5: Testing for a module's presence
by jpk236 (Monk) on Feb 07, 2005 at 20:24 UTC
    I understand what you're saying how not every module is available through the ports system. I have found that modules that are available are labeled as p5-MODULE. However, if I install a module through CPAN, using perl -MCPAN -eshell, it still shows up when I run pkg_info, labeled as bsdpan-MODULE. So regardless of whether or not I used the ports, or CPAN, I can still use the power of pkg_info. I don't want to turn this into a flame war though. As the perl slogan goes: there is more than one way to do it.

    Justin

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