[Pdx-pm] Due to the recent non-perl vs perl thread I figured I would start one about CPAN.
andrew.clapp at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 16:12:14 PST 2005
I guess I would like to know if it's possible/ethical/feasable to make
images with perl, without using an image creation library like libpng that
must be built and installed by the sysadmin. I don't know how it works with
other languages (java), but they seem to make cool interactive, image driven
apps. I want to do that with CGI too. Currently, I must make all my images
on the fly (Imager, libpng, freetype, blah, blah) and build imagemaps to
make them clickably functional. I can't imagine trying to get some hosting
service droid to get all that working correctly for me (IE, if I did not
have access to my own server), but maybe they are doing ok with that these
Is there a better way? What's the latest along these lines with perl?
On 11/29/05, Dundas Townsend <leffjesh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can't you just do the configure, make and make test on the module, but not
> make install. Then copy the directory that the make created to
> a perllib folder in your home directory. Then just add a use lib
> "/home/user/perllib"; line and you can start using you modules. I did this
> recently after waiting for way to long for dreamhost to do it for me and it
> On 11/29/05, Andrew Clapp <andrew.clapp at gmail.com> 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.
> > -ASC
> > On 11/29/05, benh <ben.hengst at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > First I have to state that I love CPAN. Its what makes perl useful
> > > everywhere. Though it's not without is's issues. For me though the
> > > largest issue is when running in a shared server enviroment. With PHP
> > > just about everything I would use on a normal day is included by
> > > default (well GD i guess would be the exception on some older boxes..)
> > > and if I need I can install PEAR with out the need to worry about
> > > having admin access or more imporantly access to gcc. Though with CPAN
> > > there are a few root libs that you need (I keep running in to needing
> > > libxml forexample).
> > >
> > > So does any one have a good solution in dealing with such cases? I
> > > cant expect that every hosting service would have every module
> > > installed by default, I can try to make a local install for most
> > > modules but if there are libs that you need your still out. Am I just
> > > barking up the wrong tree?
> > >
> > > benh~
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