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Re: To install a module...

by jwest (Friar)
on Sep 27, 2002 at 15:04 UTC ( #201222=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to To install a module...

For me, it depends.

Most of the time, I use the CPAN shell. Especially for a module that I'll only want on my machine for a limited amount of time. I've got my environment all set up with a ~/.cpan/CPAN/ to build and install modules in a ~/.perl subdirectory, and corresponding environment variables so that my one-off scripts use it just fine. I don't even need to be root. Cool.

Sometimes the module I want is already packaged in the Debian distribution. So, I apt-get it instead. Even cooler.

Sometimes the module I want isn't packaged by Debian, but I need it enough that I want to install it properly so that all users of my system will have access to it. For that, I make a .deb out of it myself with dh-make-perl. Very cool.

What it all comes down to is, I've got way too much free-time.


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Re: Re: To install a module...
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Sep 28, 2002 at 07:54 UTC

    Bah. I just got finished writing a terrible hack of somthing like this. (Mine does do some things that dh-make-perl doesn't do, but nothing major.) Mine is ugly as all hell (see my scratchpad for a somwhat out-of-date copy of the code iff you're reading this fairly close to when I wrote it), though.

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