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Re: CPAN Modules

by rjt (Deacon)
on Jul 11, 2013 at 03:37 UTC ( #1043624=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CPAN Modules

cpan will happily suggest HTTP mirrors during the initial config, unless your firewall has blocked regular web access (or blocked every CPAN mirror, and updates that block list). Tell us what the specific problem is, and maybe we can help.

As for old versions of modules, see the CPAN FAQ: Where can I find older/obsolete versions of Perl or Perl Modules?

There is which has a large matrix of test results that would probably help you, but it seems to be offline right now.

The modules you mention both have comprehensive unit tests, so it may be simplest to try to install the latest versions, and if they fail (and don't have an obvious simple fix), then go to the above FAQ link.

And, of course, Yes, even you can use CPAN!

Finally, 5.8 is really old already (2002), and hasn't been supported since 2008. I'd strongly recommend planning an upgrade strategy as soon as you can, as it will only get harder from here.

Hope this helps.

Edit: Added note on 5.8 support.

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Re^2: CPAN Modules (MetaCPAN/CP5.8.1AN)
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 11, 2013 at 06:48 UTC

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[hippo]: Other package managers are available
LanX wouldn't update system Perl!
[Discipulus]: prathap keerthipati might be it is better to install an alternative Perl instead and do not touch the system one
[LanX]: see perlbrew for alternative Perl installations
[marto]: unless you know exactly what you're doing an often saner option is to simply build another Perl rather than replace the system one

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