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Re^3: installing missing perl modules

by dasgar (Curate)
on Oct 12, 2012 at 13:44 UTC ( #998681=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: installing missing perl modules
in thread installing missing perl modules

On one hand, you can download the tarballs of modules directly from CPAN and manually install them. The problem comes when modules have prerequisite modules that you don't have. For example, let's say you want to install module #1. However, module #1 needs module #2 & #3, which you don't have. So you download those for install. However, module #2 needs module #4, which you don't have. See how this can easily become a painful process?

If you use the cpan utility, it will detect and install the needed prerequisite modules, which will make things much easier for you.

Since you're behind a corporate firewall, you're probably also sitting behind an HTTP proxy and/or an FTP proxy as well. The documentation link in marto's reply should get you started on what you need to do to get the cpan utility working with those proxy and firewall servers.

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[Discipulus]: marto also Re^2: Catalyst:: Dispatcher - usage of expand_actions has signature polemic, and yesterday was quoted in CB
[marto]: Discipulus concerned partys should report things. as tye mentioned in his post (linked in the other thread from yesterday) there is an approach and strategy for such things

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