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Re^2: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?

by telemachus (Friar)
on Mar 26, 2009 at 22:05 UTC ( #753529=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
in thread What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?

I'm sorry, and I'm not trying to be difficult either, but Red Hat & Cent are not the poster children for ideal Perl operating systems.

Then again, neither is Mac OS X. This sort of thing is why I prefer to build my own. At least that way, I know where to find the idiot who screwed things up.

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Re^3: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
by hsinclai (Deacon) on Mar 26, 2009 at 22:28 UTC
    Hm, that bug was addressed, at least on CentOS 5.2 by Karabir Singh and RH released a fix too - 18 months ago... I saw that blog when it originally came out.

    I just want to emphasize that I (emphasis on "I") have not seen the module compatibility problems mentioned in ELISHEVA's original post here, since 2005 and Centos4.4 ..

      Hm, that bug was addressed, at least on CentOS 5.2 by Karabir Singh and RH released a fix too - 18 months ago... I saw that blog when it originally came out.

      Absolutely: CentOS, Red Hat and company made the necessary fixes (after a blogger raised hell). But my point is that the fixes for the Perl problem were available in November 2007, and the fix only made it into these distros in August 2008 (or later). That's not good enough, and that's why I don't like being dependent on a vendor's Perl.

      I'm not even picking on Red Hat per se - feel free to mention Debian and ssh keys, if you like. I just feel that if I have to do a lot of work with Perl (or Ruby or what-have-you), I want the control of compiling my own. As an added bonus, in my experience, a local Perl plus a very simple cron job involving CPAN::Mini has made my life with modules entirely pain free.

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