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by leslie (Pilgrim)
on Nov 22, 2008 at 14:04 UTC ( #725336=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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[marto]: configure whatever client you use to use a repositry you like?
[Corion]: usemodperl: Why would you want HTTP there? If you want/need to use wget without SSL libraries, set www.cpan.org (or whatever) as your uplink?
[marto]: I suspect more trolling...
[usemodperl]: Because the audience for my apps have old, locked down versions of perl that can't install modules or update perl and now all that is horribly broken without HTTP. Of course I can go outside Perl anytime but that impacts portability
[usemodperl]: I can find cpan mirrors on http but not with plain files, only tar.gz, does something like meta exist on http?
[marto]: run your own mirror minicpan
[marto]: or just fatpack/package your apps
[Corion]: usemodperl: No. I think your approach to "downloading modules" is horribly misguided. I recommend you use the standard tools, and/or move your own tools to standard interfaces. Or maybe just set up your own plaintext mirror if that's what you need.
[Corion]: usemodperl: If your "audience" runs old, locked-down computers that can connect to the outside world, they shouldn't install random stuff from CPAN. Especially, as many modules on CPAN don't work with 5.005_004 anymore.

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