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Re: Yes, even you can use CPAN

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 16, 2008 at 04:04 UTC ( #697851=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Yes, even you can use CPAN

One of the reasons I've been reluctant to use modules in my code in the past has also been accessibility to CPAN.

Typically my environments have been shut away from the outside world of the Internets, and it can take hours to follow and trace all of the pre-reqs for a given module by hand, downloading to my local machine, then uploading to the environment, only to find out that I missed one or two... wash, rinse, repeat for a few hours just to get one module finally installed.

How did I get over this? I carved out 6 gig of disk on a linux box in my environment and created a CPAN mirror. My friendly network admins open up the firewall for me when I need to update via rsync occasionally and I just point all my local boxes to that server internally. After my updates they close it back down. This way I can install modules to my hearts content as I need them.

Of note, I have seen software produces where an entire distribution of Perl has been included (HPOM/Dazel comes to mind) I imagine to get over the issues the above poster has noted....

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Re^2: Yes, even you can use CPAN
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 17, 2010 at 09:24 UTC

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[Corion]: Do you want to launch a script and keep the command prompt/console window open?
[Corion]: Do you want to wait for a key press before closing the window?
[LanX]: I want the command line in the history
[tye]: -Mouse
[Corion]: Option a) would mean launching cmd.exe /k c:\path\to\ batchfile- launching-perl- script.cmd. Option b) would be to add pause as the last line of said batch file.
[LanX]: First day after holidays ... and already stressed by the fact that colleagues changed stuff without communication ... apparently I'm the only one trying to fight entropy
[Corion]: LanX: The command is always in the history if you typed it in before. If you didn't type the command into the command line, it will not be there. I think there is doskey which can stuff command lines into the history
LanX damns the cult of CB ;-)
[LanX]: please forget my last 3 posts

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