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Re^2: is CPAN::WAIT dead?

by pope-indigent (Initiate)
on Feb 18, 2024 at 22:00 UTC ( [id://11157781]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: is CPAN::WAIT dead?
in thread is CPAN::WAIT dead?

My CPAN is the version that came with my distro, which is devuan ( debian wo systemd ... I LIKE old things! )
/usr/local/bin/cpan version 1.64 calling Getopt::Std::getopts (version + 1.13 [paranoid]), running under Perl version 5.36.0. [Now continuing due to backward compatibility and excessive paranoia +. See 'perldoc Getopt::Std' about $Getopt::Std::STANDARD_HELP_VERSION +.] Nothing to install!
I got the suggestion in response to a search attempt gone awry ... I guess this all brings up another question ... is there, by any chance, a curated version of CPAN, with the modules that are no longer useful removed or at least pushed to the background .... It can be frustrating using the full set ... got very excited about the WWW::Mechanize::Firefox module at one point ... turned out that Firefox removed the code that allowed it to work long ago ...

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Re^3: is CPAN::WAIT dead?
by marto (Cardinal) on Feb 18, 2024 at 22:28 UTC

    That's older than the shipped cpan changelog, which begins 2005, v1.8. Something don't add up if you have perl v5.36 with a 20 year old cpan.

      v1.64 is still the latest version of the cpan script in bleadperl. However, v1.80 is the oldest version of the CPAN module in its changelog.

      This is my Ubuntu system (which is old, but not ancient):

      % cpan --version 2>&1 | grep cpan /usr/bin/cpan version 1.64 calling Getopt::Std::getopts (version 1.12 +[paranoid]), % perl -MCPAN -E 'say $CPAN::VERSION' 2.18 %
Re^3: is CPAN::WAIT dead?
by marto (Cardinal) on Feb 18, 2024 at 22:43 UTC

    " guess this all brings up another question..

    It's good form to mark significant updates to posts. Task::Kensho I believe aims to make suggestions, see also WWW::Mechanize::Chrome.

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