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Re^2: Perl 64-bit versionsby BrowserUk (Pope)
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That said, with so many modules to install, you should have a look into cpanprefs and make a "Bundle"
In general, I found that anything cpan* could install automatically, is available as a ppm from AS. And
Dealt with most of the 272 ppms in a matter of a few minutes. It took it longer to download the packing list than it did to download and install all the packages that were available.
The problem child(s) are those that won't install automatically. The ones that need manual tweaks to adapt for *nix-isms or 64-bitisms. I keep the source trees (with my modifications) kicking around and can copy them over, but it still requires going through and building them manually -- including doing the dependencies in the right order. It is just a painful process and one I'd rather keep to a minimum.
Keeping up with 5.8.x upgrades was pretty easy. With binary compatibility being maintained, I could just throw the latest version in over the top of the previous and mostly everything just still worked. But with the last half dozen versions having broken binary compatibility 3 times "keeping up" seems to be a game for those that like to spend their time building Perl rather than using it.
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