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Re^6: System vs. User module version of List::Util

by marto (Archbishop)
on Jun 18, 2017 at 10:45 UTC ( #1193047=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: System vs. User module version of List::Util
in thread System vs. User module version of List::Util

'A general-purpose server without "locate" installed has not been properly set up.'

This isn't true, for various reasons. Not everyone runs a 'general purpose' server for basic hosting. Minimal packages/systems reduce potential problem surfaces and maintenance required. Regardless the topic of OPs perceived problems with their hosting provider have a long history, predating your account creation. Sane courses of action have been discussed many times and ignored.

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Re^7: System vs. User module version of List::Util (locate)
by hippo (Canon) on Jun 19, 2017 at 08:20 UTC
    Minimal packages/systems reduce potential problem surfaces and maintenance required.

    No argument with that. It's just that locate is so universally useful that for me it makes it onto the Minimal Packages list. It's also sufficiently trivial in action and uses so few libraries that (again, IMHO) it does not overly expand the attack surface.

    In heading off to CPAN to investigate further, I find a stack of modules (File::Locate::Harder not being least among them) which provide the locate facility. None that I can find, however, provide the database-creation side of it. That might be a worthy project for a rainy day.

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