[CentOS] scripting CPAN installs

Fri Apr 16 15:02:27 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/16/2010 9:46 AM, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>> The main problem with 3rd party repos is that you have to be careful about
>> updates causing dependency conflicts, especially if you use more than one.
> You've mentioned that before, doesn't 'priorities' resolve this nicely? I
> use c5-testing, rf, atrpms, epel, remi and some others and never have issues.

Only if you actually know the right settings, which you have no way of 
knowing because they are different from package to package and sometimes 
from day to day.

> There are some duplicate packages in those, but careful picking makes it a
> non issue.

Yes, careful picking is the point - but you are picking from separately 
moving targets.  For example, a lot of things you may have installed 
from centos extras are now duplicated in epel with some 
incompatibilities.  And there are odd couplings: for example if you use 
subversion from rpmforge to get a version that is not insanely out of 
date and also run viewvc, you would have gotten the rpmforge viewvc a 
few months ago, but now the epel version would try to update it with an 
incompatible configuration.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com