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
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