[CentOS] why type "perl -MCPAN -e shell" -> "install XML::Simple" on CentOS 5?

Tue Oct 30 19:54:45 UTC 2007
Rogelio <scubacuda at gmail.com>

On 10/30/07, Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/30/07, Rogelio <scubacuda at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm running nmap2nagios.pl, and I notice that on CentOS 5, I had to
> > run the following to get it working (when I didn't have to do the same
> > on CentOS 4)
> >
> > perl -MCPAN -e shell
> > (answer questions)
> > > install XML::Simple
> >
> > Why is that?
> Because for some insane reason you chose to go about things the hard
> (and potentially dangerous) way instead of 'yum install
> perl-XML-Simple' from the base repository.

Actually, I did install it that way, and for whatever reason, it
wasn't working, so I googled, and someone suggested doing it that way.

I'm wondering if perhaps this is because there was a package conflict
when I enabled the DAG / RPMforge repository?  When I did an "rpm -qa
| grep perl", all of those packages were enabled.  To be sure, I did a
"yum install perl-*" and grabbed everything.  Still nothing, so I did
it manually.

(This is a test box, fortunately)