[CentOS] scripting CPAN installs

Thu Apr 15 20:36:52 UTC 2010
Joseph L. Casale <jcasale at activenetwerx.com>

>Hmmm, good point - I could do that.  I've come across several methods
>of checking module versions and none of them seemed "perfect" to me.
>Can you recommend a method?

Well, depends if you are in Perl, or bash, but really something as simple

perl -e 'use HTML::Parser;'
echo $?

Aside from the mess of Perl diag which you can redirect away, you'll get
a 0 or not.

>We don't do auto-updates on production boxes so this is not a concern.
> And yeah, my other alternative would be to do it all via yum instead
>of CPAN, but that would be a massive change to the system I've

Good lord no, I don't either:) But when you "do" update:)
Shame about the inheritance issue, it's not hard to install modules out
of the base location and pull them in, unless you have a mess to change
I guess...