[CentOS] CPAN error
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Tue Sep 4 20:05:59 UTC 2007
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Jim Perrin
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 1:13 PM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] CPAN error
On 9/4/07, Mark Quitoriano <markquitoriano at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all im not sure if this is the right mailing list but im using
> anyway. i run CPAN by perl -MCPAN -e shell and got through the first
> configuration and after selecting the mirror sites i got this error
> can't get any modules to be installed. I haven't encountered this
> not very familiar with cpan.
CPAN is a horrible way to install software on a centos box, as it
completely bypasses the package management system. Because of this,
you can end up with unmet dependencies when things are really
installed, centos updates to perl may break because cpan updated a
core component, etc.
Mostly, just don't do it. Use rpmforge or other 3rd party repositories
to install perl modules.
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Is this true for adding perl components not in CENTOS??
If so - what is your correct way to add a package ?
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