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Re: What sets Perl back

by Booger (Pilgrim)
on Dec 11, 2005 at 05:14 UTC ( #515793=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What sets Perl back


My sentiments exactly. Although I rarely have any problems when installing from CPAN those that I do have plauge me incessantly.

My major issue with CPAN is the lack of good system to track installed modules & associated files for the purposes of reporting on installed modules and removing them completely when they are no longer needed. I've seen various attempts at doing this properly but none of them have appeared to work as well as apt on my Debian boxen.



P.S. If there are those out there that think they have a fool-proof method of tracking and removing modules & *all* associated files, I'd be more than glad if you spoke out now.

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Re^2: What sets Perl back
by gunzip (Monk) on Dec 11, 2005 at 09:23 UTC
    The problem I forsee with using packages, be they .rpm or .deb, is that they're probably not up to date. With CPAN I can get hold of a new release as soon as it becomes available.
      Ah, so you want the absolute latest thing, but you also want it to be pre-compiled and fully-tested for your operating system. Now I see why you're having trouble.

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