[Pdx-pm] Due to the recent non-perl vs perl thread I figured I would start one about CPAN.
bryce at osdl.org
Tue Nov 29 16:04:57 PST 2005
On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 03:45:26PM -0800, Andrew Clapp wrote:
> I think this is a valid concern. What can we do that would allow more
> hosting services to have more core functionality for CGI type things? I
> have recently used Imager-0.45, (imager.perl.org), and it's dependencies are
> not huge for the ability to make images on the fly. But I can imagine that
> some admins might get annoyed by the conflicts between freetype and
> freetype2, libgif and libungif, etc.
I've installed individual modules into userspace, by specifying the
prefix to Makefile.PL. Has anyone done that successfully with cpan? I
seem to recall trying to customize a Makefile.PL input for a cpan
install once, but one of the modules choked on it badly.
It would be extremely cool if one could do something like...
cpan -i Foo::Bar -P /home/mydir
and have everything "just work".
Also, when running modules this way, I've found it really cumbersome to
specify the Perl library location to individual scripts. I know there's
like 5 different ways to specify additional library paths, but I'm
curious what the Best Practices are in this case.
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