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Re^3: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?

by cas2006 (Novice)
on Apr 25, 2009 at 00:15 UTC ( #759935=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
in thread What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?

I don't allow others to open windows on my X client, and hence Tk's test will fail when run as a different user. Running xauth fixes that.

i use ssh -X for that. e.g. 'ssh -X otheruser@localhost' or 'ssh -X otheruser@remotehost'.

it's the least hassle way of allowing other UIDs temporary access to my X server.

oh, and as for the original thread topic - i use dh-make-perl, and have done so for many years without problem.

For a systems administrator, if not for a programmer, it is THE best way to use non-packaged CPAN modules and still have a consistent environment across hundreds of systems. package it once on your fastest/best dev box and ship it out using scp and install with dpkg (or, if you're doing it a lot, make your own apt repository for your local packages)

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Re^4: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
by JavaFan (Canon) on Apr 25, 2009 at 01:42 UTC
    i use ssh -X for that.
    Yes, that would work, if set up with ssh keys. I typically create adminstrative users like the one I'm talking about without any passwords or ssh keys. It removes a possible line of attack. (Yes, I'm paranoid).

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