in reply to migrate cpan from AIX to Red Hat
Last time it happed was just a few days ago when I tried to install HTML::Mason and Apache::Request was missing. The official repo had no RPM for my platform and so I had to install about 25-30 modules from CPAN anyway. The RPM'ed HTML::Mason ofcourse refused to work with those, so I had to reinstall that from CPAN as well.
Long story short: Just bite the compile bullet and install from CPAN right away, because that's what you'll end up doing anyway.
Just my 0.02€
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