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Re^9: Installing (lotsa) modules

by jszinger (Scribe)
on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:33 UTC ( #11127488=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^8: Installing (lotsa) modules
in thread Installing (lotsa) modules

This is why package management systems such as deb, RPM, ports, and so on were invented. The software could be built once and installed many times. There was even one available for Solaris!. For example, both Fedora and Ubuntu have over 3000 perl modules waiting to be installed.

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Re^10: Installing (lotsa) modules
by marto (Cardinal) on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:44 UTC

    Not from Windows to *NIX, you can't just copy binary stuff built on one and expect it to work on the other. Reading OPs post history will reveal current hosting limitations.

Re^10: Installing (lotsa) modules
by stevieb (Canon) on Jan 26, 2021 at 18:11 UTC

    If I'm not mistaken, these build systems rely on the system perl. I never, ever allow anything to come remotely close to my system perl (or python etc).

      I never, ever allow anything to come remotely close to my system perl (or python etc).

      Why? If the vendors repo for the system perl has modules, those were compiled and tested with the system perl and just work, just like they would with any custom perl installed with e.g. perlbrew.

      For years I have just used the system perl and the system build system to compile and install modules (as *.deb, *.rpm, you name it) not present in the vendor's repo, with no adverse effect to the system perl or the system itself.

      The system perl often comes along with patches (Debian for instance has a long patchlist) which are probably optimizing perl for the system at hand. If I were to compile the same perl version with the systems compiler, its libraries and those patches, it would be no different from the system perl.

      And there is always local::lib.

      perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'

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