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Re: installing perl modules on F10



On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 6:08 AM, Dave Cross <davorg gmail com> wrote:
> 2009/2/6 Aldo Foot <lunixer gmail com>:
>> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Norman Gaywood <ngaywood une edu au> wrote:
>>> Hi list,
>>>
>>> So whats the recommended way of installing perl modules in Fedora 10?
>>
>> This is not the "recommended" way, it's just another way.
>>
>> If perl is already install in your system and using cpan, then do
>>        $ sudo perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::CPAN'
>> The Bundle::CPAN is just an example. Any module can be installed that way.
>>
>> You can use yumex to install CPAN.pm
>
> A few random points that you might find interesting.
>
> * There's no need to install CPAN.pm, as it has been included with the
> standard Perl distribution since Perl 5.004.
>
> * If you're using CPAN.pm then you might find it easier to use the
> command line tool 'cpan' instead. To install Some::module, just type
>
>  $ cpan Some::Module
>
> * Since Perl 5.10 (i.e. the version included with Fedora 10), the
> standard Perl distribution has also included CPANPLUS.pm and its
> command line tool 'cpanp'. These are very much like the CPAN.pm tools
> that you mention but are more flexible.
>
> * If you are using CPAN.pm (or CPANPLUS.pm) to install modules into a
> Perl installation which also includes CPAN modules which have been
> installed using rpm (or yum) then you need to be very careful as it's
> possible to end up with multiple versions of the same module
> installed. For that reason, I strongly recommend _not_ installing
> modules using CPAN.pm, but building RPMs using cpanspec and installing
> those.
>
> hth,
>
> Dave...

It's a bonus to get tips like this. Thanks.

~af


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