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Which CPAN modules are available on platform X?by szabgab (Priest)
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szabgab has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
is there an easy way (e.g. an html table displayed somewhere) that shows which CPAN modules are available as a package on some arbitrary platform? (my current preference is Ubuntu 6.10)?
On both my development and live server I prefer to install everything including CPAN modules via the standard package management tool of the given OS rather than using CPAN.pm. (I know some will argue with this wisdom, I'll address your concern in a separate question later on.)
During development I often find out that several packages are not available and have to break my above rule and install them from CPAN. e.g. I could not find Readonly in standard Ubuntu.
So on the longer term - maybe next week :-) - I would like to encourage people to increase the number of available CPAN modules in my favorite distribution. Further down the road I would like to do it for all the major (for whatever value of major) distributions.
In order to see what has been done and maybe some progress I'll need a tool - e.g. an html table - that will display a cross reference of CPAN modules/Operating system (incl. version number) showing the version of the CPAN module available as standard package.
So is there a place like this?
If not, would someone volunteer to create such a report?
If not, how could
Update: changed question to be about platform X and not only about Ubuntu 6.10