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Re: Auto install of a perl package if 'use' statement fails

by jbrugger (Parson)
on Nov 07, 2006 at 05:49 UTC ( #582564=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Auto install of a perl package if 'use' statement fails

To be honest, i would not want that kind of behavior. I, and only i am to decide if a new package is installed on my machine.
Using a good documentation along with your program, and anyone familiar using cpan should be able to deal with it.
Why?
If only by the fact that i rather use the deb / rpm packages (if they exist) in the standard linux distribution i use, than a self compiled one.
All system upgrades take care of new packages as well then for me.
Don't mess with auto installation.
For perl-only packages, well, just put them in your program library.

"We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise." - Larry Wall.


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Re^2: Auto install of a perl package if 'use' statement fails
by Zubinix (Acolyte) on Nov 07, 2006 at 06:00 UTC
    This program is to operate in a build farm which has approx 200 Windows and Linux machines - so it multi-platform as well. I'd rather have a 'pull' mechanism over a 'push' mechanism so the correct perl modules get installed only on the required machines on demand.

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