[Chicago-talk] cpan problems in Fedora 9

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Mon Sep 15 15:28:32 PDT 2008

> I was also wondered whether anyone had a thought about whether it's 
> better to use Fedora's pre-compiled modules or just use cpan?  I guess 
> the pre-built DBI/DBD modules have been useful, but a lot of the modules 
> I might use are not there so I've always just relied upon the cpan 
> script in the past.

Given the issues with RH's Perl I'd use
one built from scratch for all of my own

What I've always done is install my own
perl in /opt/perl5 and keep it up to date
with -MCPAN. That leaves the vendor's
perl in place where only their updates
touch it: neither of us can break one

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