[Pdx-pm] perl upgrade
Michael G Schwern
schwern at pobox.com
Wed Jan 30 13:00:06 PST 2008
Lindsey Kuper wrote:
> If I were to, say, just save it on my desktop and then run "install
> ~/Desktop/Snapshot_2008_01_30_00", then CPAN just goes looking out in
> the world for things called that. Schwern, is there a magic trick I
> don't know?
I thought it was just that it probably doesn't know about ~ expansion, but no,
it doesn't appear to do filepaths at all. Nor file URIs. I put in a wishlist
request for absolute URIs and file paths.
CPANPLUS, otoh, will handle local files but it does not appear to understand
the bundle file.
One similar trick is that you can run "cpan ." in a distribution directory and
it will install that with the CPAN shell. Handy if you download a module
tarball and it turns out to have a bunch of directories.
Stabbing you in the face so you don't have to.
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