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Re^4: How do you audit what Perl modules you use?

by ikegami (Pope)
on May 09, 2005 at 19:07 UTC ( #455282=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: How do you audit what Perl modules you use?
in thread How do you audit what Perl modules you use?

Does 1.3 mean 1.3x? It goes up to 1.34 on CPAN
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Re^5: How do you audit what Perl modules you use?
by talexb (Canon) on May 09, 2005 at 19:42 UTC

    Good question -- I don't know. I've abandoned PAR and I'm currently looking at Module::Dependency::Indexer as suggested by this node. It did mean I had to install a bunch of CPAN modules, and except for one pesky test that failed, the script at that location now compiles on my system.

    • I installed Module::Dependency::Indexer but it found that it needed GD, so I agreed with CPAN and said it could get that too.
    • CPAN asked me if libgd was installed in /usr/lib so I went and had a look and discovered that a) no it wasn't and b) I didn't have an RPM for that.
    • I downloaded and built libgd from here, and tried to continue the previous installation, but it failed.
    • Starting again, I tried to install Module::Dependency::Indexer but of course because of previous errors it failed, so I tried to install GD, but that failed too.
    • OK, so I had to do some cleanup, and I did a clean GD followed by a make GD, and that worked.
    • I had to do a clean Module::Dependency::Indexer and then make Module::Dependency::Indexer, test Module::Dependency::Indexer (this failed with #  t/03indexing.t line 36 is: ok( $i->{'depended_upon_by'}->2 eq 'c' );) and finally force install Module::Dependency::Indexer.
    • Are we there yet? No, because compiling the script also required Graph, and that required Heap.
    • Wait, there's still more, I also had to install Module::CoreList.

    Well, that doesn't happen every day, but for someone new to the language (and the sub-culture), it must be a little daunting.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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