Red Hat, RPMs and Perl
joshua at roughtrade.net
Tue Aug 20 22:42:37 CDT 2002
On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 12:25:27PM +1000, Simon Taylor wrote:
> Our 10c worth is that we have taken the CPAN only approach on our servers and
> on all our clients servers.
> We remove the vendors packages completely, install perl from source and use
> the CPAN module to install everything else.
FreeBSD 5.0's perl port will include a very nice facility called
BSDPAN which basically integrates CPAN and the standard freebsd
package system; that is, installing via CPAN results in a system
package appearing that can then also be passed around.
The general idea of abstracting ones package management to fit that
of an upstream "vendor" seems to me very desirable.
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