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Re^3: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?

by doom (Deacon)
on Mar 30, 2009 at 18:38 UTC ( #754211=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
in thread What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?

We have a ban on modules we can't receive from Debian's package manager, so I take the CPAN module and drop it into my project. Now it's no longer a CPAN module :) I work on projects used internally, so the license is not an issue.

This way, we test against the same version of the module that ends up being used. It also gives us the ability to make and track changes to it, if need be.
This sounds like a good, simple solution, but isn't it a bit of a problem that the CPAN module can't receive any updates unless you decide to apply them? It takes the process of doing updates out of the domain of the sysadmin's and leaves them up to the programmers.


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Re^4: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
by ikegami (Pope) on Mar 30, 2009 at 19:04 UTC
    Why would the sysadmins be upgrading modules? Assuming there is a need or desire to ugprade, it's up to the programmers to test how the new version of the CPAN module works with their application. Once everything is ok, all the programmer needs to is the drop the new version of the CPAN module's dist into their own dist. The sysadmin can still be in charge of installing this (combined) distribution if so desired.

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