Red Hat, RPMs and Perl

JP Howard jh_lists at
Tue Aug 20 20:34:16 CDT 2002

On Wed, 21 Aug 2002 09:27:50 +1000, "Scott Penrose"
<scottp at> said:
> However on our deployed servers we made the decision to never use
> CPAN. What we do instead is make our own .deb of the CPAN module.
> But it is easy for debian, you just use dh-make-perl and it does it
> all for you

Yes, you have to pick one or t'other... We chose the opposite and never
use packages--always CPAN.

> CPAN is fairly well structured and predictable. I am still at a loss
> at wondering why there isn't a repository of built CPAN packages for
> all of RedHat, FreeBSD and Debian, we are so close to making this
> possible. You know when you think something is logical it must
> already exist - well it must already exist :-)
For precompiled packages, I guess ActiveState PPM is the repository
of choice.

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