Testing CPAN modules

tony.x.edwardson at jpmorgan.com tony.x.edwardson at jpmorgan.com
Fri Sep 28 06:47:08 PDT 2007

Anyone knbow of a way to run the test suites which come with CPAN modules 
without access to the internet, make or a c compiler ?
I am trying to get a recent version of perl (5.8.8) installed on 
production machines which exist in a highly restricted environment.
I can instll the modules directly on production because I am not allowed 
to have any development tools available.
So, I build perl with all the modules I want on a development box (400 in 
all), tar the installation up and get the tarball into production and 
untar it there.
The problem is that the procedures require me to run tests on all of the 
modules I've introduced on the production box where make and gcc don't 
Ideally, I'd like to use the test suites that come with each module but I 
can't use "make test" without make.
There is "prove" , but not all of the module distributions have a "t" 
subdirectory - they have a test.pl script instead.
I've played with the CPAN module but I can't find a way to use it without 
access to make.

Any idea anyone ?


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