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perl -MCPAN -e install

by eserte (Deacon)
on Apr 23, 2004 at 13:36 UTC ( #347618=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I just found out that the often-used command
perl -MCPAN -e "install Module::Name"
should really be written
perl -MCPAN -e "install 'Module::Name'"
Why? Just try to install LWP::UserAgent...

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Re: perl -MCPAN -e install
by Tomte (Priest) on Apr 23, 2004 at 16:00 UTC

    See can't install URI from CPAN for an explanation and another "case-study" :).

    I guess there will always be someone bitten by implicit constructs...


    An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
    -- Albert Camus

Re: perl -MCPAN -e install
by Stevie-O (Friar) on Apr 24, 2004 at 02:44 UTC
    perl -MCPAN -e 'install +LWP::UserAgent'

    Actually, doing that eliminates the need for quoting:

    perl -MCPAN -e install+LWP::UserAgent
    $"=$,,$_=q>|\p4<6 8p<M/_|<('=> .q>.<4-KI<l|2$<6%s!<qn#F<>;$, .=pack'N*',"@{[unpack'C*',$_] }"for split/</;$_=$,,y[A-Z a-z] {}cd;print lc
Re: perl -MCPAN -e install
by bl0rf (Pilgrim) on Apr 24, 2004 at 02:04 UTC
    From the amount of bitterness in your post it shows that you had a mighty unpleasant time with this problem :-). I feel your pain.

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