[CentOS] cpan2rpm and alternatives

Dag Wieers dag at centos.org
Tue Oct 28 17:59:53 UTC 2008

On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, Geoff Galitz wrote:

>> cpan2rpm is getting relatively old, compared to some of the newer
>> things that can be done with the CPAN and RPM build procedures.  The
>> latest version isn't available on its sourceforge site and the
> What are the newer procedures?  I'll be needing to do this in the very near
> future.
> I was contemplating writing some sort of yum plugin or external utility that
> can leverage whatever current procedures exist and register a CPAN install
> in the RPM database... but I'm not sure it is worth the effort and I do
> realize that breaks the whole Centos testing and reliability model.  Still,
> there are some functions cannot be found in the usual places that do exist
> in CPAN.

Listing the RPM packages you need on the RPMforge mailinglist would be 
sufficient to have them added (where possible).

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