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There are plenty of great tutorials here on installing modules. There are the obvious ways to install modules, CPAN.pm, CPANPLUS.pm, PPM, and of course, from the command prompt. Forgive me if I've forgotton your favorite method, I'm sure there are many other ways to accomplish this task. Remember one of our mottos? TMTOWTDI!

Being new to the Linux world I had discoverd, and was tinkering around with webmin the other day when I noticed that under the "Others" menu was a link to "perl modules". For those of you unfamiliar with webmin, it's a snazy interface to your system's configuration, which actually runs in a nice web GUI ( http://localhost:10000). From the Moudles screen I was prompted to input the name of the module I wanted to install from CPAN. I could even browse CPAN via webmin, allowing me to visually traverse through CPAN's directories of modules. I was amazed! I gave it a test drive and had installed HTML::Template in a matter of minutes.

To me, this was much easier than configuring CPAN.pm (which I've never actually got fully working), but just as simple as PPM's interface, with much less rope to hang oneself.

I still need to do some more investigating, I'm not sure how webmin handles module dependancies, etc... And I've only installed one module so far, so my sample pool of experiences with this app are few. But from my first experience with it I love it.

I'm courious to hear about other's experiences with managing their systmem's perl modules via webmin. Do you use it? Why, or why not?

-silent11


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