[Centos-docs] Documentation Content

Sat Oct 21 00:18:27 UTC 2006
Travis Northrup <digitalhype at gmail.com>

Hello Will,

Thanks for the response Will. I think that I'll include a tidbit about
that in the document. DAG has an rpm available, but I can also create
an rpm specifically for this so that CentOS users will have multiple
download options for Net::SSLeay

Friday, October 20, 2006, 1:30:42 PM, you wrote:

> On 20/10/06, Travis Northrup <digitalhype at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  I don't want to sound like a jerk here, but what does my mentioning
>>  the availability to install a Perl modules FROM a perl download source
>>  have anything to do with my question.
>>  He mentioned ssl. I told him how he could get it.
>>  Now since its "heavily discouraged" maybe you can tell me _why_ its
>>  discouraged cause I've never had a problem with it myself. Maybe I'm
>>  missing something that you know and I don't.

> I suspect it's discouraged because it risks breaking packaging. On an
> RPM-based system it's generally considered best-practice to stick to
> RPMs.

> Sticking with RPMs provides a known stable, consistent, tested
> environment where interactions between applications and libraries are
> predictable and reproduceable.

> Now, it may be that a Perl and CPAN expert knows enough to prevent
> non-packaged sources from tainting package owned files but not
> everyone understands what's happening when they install CPAN stuff.
> Hence "heavily discouraged". That doesn't mean don't do it, it just
> means be aware of consequences if you do.

> My £0.02

> Will.
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