Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
XP is just a number

Re^2: CPAN Wish List

by samizdat (Vicar)
on Aug 22, 2005 at 13:01 UTC ( #485678=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: CPAN Wish List
in thread CPAN Wish List

I have found fewer errors after using the FreeBSD-supplied ports of modules. I only use CPAN versions if there aren't FreeBSD versions. Not only do some installs from CPAN not work at all, they don't update the FreeBSD package database properly. 'Package blah has no recorded origin' gets old. :)

Thanks for your thoughts about non-root 'sandbox installs' for testing. I, too, have run into problems using the automated install+test system, especially modules which try to access the external world, and it's necessary to manually install such things as patches to test scripts get overwritten by the CPAN install.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://485678]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this?Last hourOther CB clients
Other Users?
Others about the Monastery: (5)
As of 2023-12-05 03:14 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    What's your preferred 'use VERSION' for new CPAN modules in 2023?

    Results (25 votes). Check out past polls.