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How to patch standard modules from CPAN on Linux etc?by BerntB (Deacon)
|on Oct 24, 2008 at 14:49 UTC||Need Help??|
BerntB has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have a problem with using Spreadsheet::ParseExcel. The problem is not the module itself but bad data I need to use. (The Date formatting was strange in a bunch of cells. It was probably not Excel which created the spreadsheets. OTOH, Open Office can handle it.)
I use Ubuntu/Debian. Spreadsheet::ParseExcel is in the standard apt-get package archive. I need to patch the local install. I also need to make a patch for Red Hat's Linux variants.
The obvious thing to do here is to not install the Ubuntu version and use CPAN for the module. Then modify the locally installed module. My question is -- should I do it like this?
I don't know much about the Red Hat stuff. What is the standard practice there?
Extra question: How should I pack this down for install on different servers?
(BTW, I did send in a bug report.)