Now, I realize that - if accepted - I only have five minutes to talk, but I want to be as useful as I can for as many people as I can in that five minutes. And not everyone uses the same kind of computer that I do. So I'm trying to gather information about installation/testing methods that are unknown to me.
Most of my first-hand experience has been on a Unix variant (HP/UX, Red Hat Linux, MacOS X) at the command line.
When installing by hand, I do the typical...
with the minor twist of running cpantest to report results.perl Makefile.PL make make test sudo make install
When installing through CPANPLUS, I just use the 't MODULE' option of the default shell.I know how to install modules on Win32 with ActiveState's ppm, but I don't know how it does what it does, or if it affords any opportunity to test the module before installing it (much less a way to report the test results to CPAN-Testers.)
So - how do you install Perl modules on your operating system for your build of Perl? And when you do - what methods are available to you for testing the modules along the way?