RE: [CentOS] perl
Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Thu Aug 21 13:50:58 UTC 2008
John Thomas wrote:
> Mad Unix wrote:
> > Am trying to install perl module "File::Find", but not able it gave
> > the following
> > cpan> install File::Find
> I made the mistake of trying to use cpan when I was young. I am now
> older and wiser and have read things like:
I attempted this once while building a new machine. It was amazing how
fast I got bogged down in dependencies. Almost none of the modules that
I needed were available from the repos and as soon as I packaged up one
and tried to install it, I found I needed 3 more for dependencies (which
also weren't available).
I finally gave up trying to install Perl modules via Yum/rpm. I now use
CPAN to install Perl packages and Yum for everything else. I find this
works well for me and saves an incredible amount of time.
If someone would come up with a way to automate the dependency
resolution so that I could grab and package everything at once, then I
would do it, but I just don't have time to go through the download,
package, install, find dependencies, download, package, install, ...
process. Apparently, this is on the wishlist for cpan2rpm, but is not
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