[Pdx-pm] CPAN

Erik Hollensbe erik at hollensbe.org
Wed Jan 6 18:39:00 PST 2010

On 1/6/2010 8:28 PM, paul rogers wrote:
> My system is one I built under guidance of LFS. It's essentially a 
> user workstation. I'm not developing anything, i.e. don't need SVN, 
> just keeping this "useful". It has perl-5.8.7, and whatever "standard" 
> modules it comes with. I got a digital camera for Xmas, so I'm adding 
> support. GIMP seems necessary, and I can't build that without 
> XML::Parse. Once upon a time, maybe 5 years ago, I had a CPAN "bundle" 
> which I apparently lost on a flakey drive. I took a look at CPAN 
> today, and it's grown out of hand! ;-) I really don't want to hunt and 
> peck downloading modules one at a time, I don't need it all, and I've 
> got a slow dialup, 40Kbps. I see a few "bundles" at OSL, but none seem 
> to be what I need--a collection of ubiquitous source modules that 
> cover most of the common general needs and the prerequisites. Is there 
> such a thing? Can somebody point me to a tarball? I suppose there's a 
> module for dynamically downloading modules. Seems to me I might find 
> that useful or "bits & bobs! " but I'd like to NOT have to use that 
> from this position. Any recommendations? TIA
If I'm understanding you correctly, maybe taking a look at the default 
strawberry perl install may give you a starter set? It seems to contain 
a lot of common use modules, built for windows obviously, but I imagine 
the build list shouldn't be too far out of reach.


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