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in reply to Re: Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?
in thread Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

That would be awesome! I can't count the number of times I've asked why one would want to use cpanm, and the only answer I've gotten (that didn't lie about cpan) was that it works better on systems with less space (such as embedded systems), and that it hides the output of the installation tools when there's no error (which still hides useful information). (Obviously, cpanm is less configurable, but noone actually needs the extra configurability of cpan, so I won't count it against cpanm).

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Re^3: Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?
by Tux (Canon) on Jun 03, 2018 at 10:05 UTC

    Noone? Please count again. Maybe/probably a minority, but I personally know quite a few people that use the configuration of cpan to some extent. I have no idea if any of the other CPAN clients supports distroprefs the way cpan does. If cpanm does not (I would not know, I don't use it), it would be the reason not to use it.


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      Ah cool. Would love to hear how.