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Re: CPAN module installation makes no progress on limited resource machineby PodMaster (Abbot)
|on Apr 17, 2006 at 07:56 UTC||Need Help??|
When I start cpan (win32, perl5.8.4), perl consumes about 12MB.
When I issue "m Tie::PureDB", memory consumption climbs to 56MB.
If I issue "reload index", memory consumption climbs to 80MB.
and creating a giant data structure out of all this data, can consume quite a bit of memory.
You need to examine the following (and probably other) CPAN settings (and their CPANPLUS equivalents, if any): build_cache, cache_metadata, dontload_hash.
Looks like my loose sugestion on the CPAN settings probably isn't very useful :(