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Re^2: CPAN Testing SSL requirements

by tqisjim (Beadle)
on Jun 07, 2013 at 22:41 UTC ( #1037774=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: CPAN Testing SSL requirements
in thread CPAN Testing SSL requirements

Based on my experience, I believe that LWP::Protocol::https is automatically installed provided the SSL libraries are available. If it were my system, then, I might install LWP::UserAgent; load a library like openssl; and then re-install LWP::UserAgent to get https functionality. Am I confused about this?

Either way, your recommendation makes perfect sense. My biggest concern is how the automated testers respond to these changes.

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Re^3: CPAN Testing SSL requirements
by Corion (Pope) on Jun 08, 2013 at 06:47 UTC

    This is counter to my experience, and also counter to what the Makefile.PL for libwww-perl does. Maybe reading the source code helps you reduce your confusion.

    I assume that the automated testers will "respond" to these changes by testing your new distribution, and either report nothing because they can't install the prerequisites, or report the new test results with the new prerequisites.

      OK RTFM:

      This module used to be bundled with the libwww-perl, but it was unbundled in v6.02 in order to be able to declare its dependencies properly for the CPAN tool-chain. Applications that need https support can just declare their dependency on LWP::Protocol::https and will no longer need to know what underlying modules to install.

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