SPUG: Old versions of modules with CPAN tool

Jeremy Mates jmates at sial.org
Sun Jul 10 11:24:23 PDT 2005

* Peter Darley <pdarley at kinesis-cem.com>
> I'm trying to get a new server to have the same versions of modules on
> it as my old servers. I can't find a way to get the CPAN shell to
> install an older version of a module; is there such a way? If not, is
> it likely to be OK just copying parts of the perl module directories
> over to the new machine?

>From the CPAN shell:

install L/LD/LDS/CGI.pm-2.45.tar.gz

Modules can be deleted by the author, so you may want a local copy in
some fashion (source tarballs, render to a vendor package system, feed
a local Software Depot). Copying bits around can work, though can
easily lead to odd problems (whoops, forgot to copy X) and scary
unmaintainable systems.

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