Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
P is for Practical

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
I think it was JavaFan who told me he uses the idea of having cpan installation dirs writable by a special group, and told me it worked fine. Maybe we'll hear from him... (Update: he was even faster than me... read for yourself :-)
However, there is still a downside. Unless I am missing something in the documentation (am I?), the debian package simply calls the CPAN modules's own make files. That means that you are still dependent on the quality of the CPAN module writer's build scripts. If they have put in something that conflicts with the system Perl, one has the same problems as one would have downloading directly from CPAN.

First of all let me clarify that it does call the Makefile of the package via make install, with a special path prefix. I usually run dh-make-perl under fakeroot, so that it does no damage to my system if something is accidentally written to the wrong location.

There is a still the conflict with core modules, or for example when installing TAP::Parser 3.0 (I think) on Debian Etch it conflicted with perl core's prove utility. That's something that you can only avoid by using a separate perl installation independent from the system perl.

On my desktop I usually go the dh-make-perl route, and sometimes install a blead perl in /usr/local/ for testing. When I ran /usr/local/bin/perl -MCPAN -e shell I never had problems that modules where accidentally installed into / or /usr/ instead.

In reply to Re: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian? by moritz
in thread What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian? by ELISHEVA

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • 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:
    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
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and all is quiet...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others surveying the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2018-05-25 01:49 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?