[Melbourne-pm] CPAN module

Mathew Robertson mathew.robertson at netratings.com.au
Wed Mar 15 00:22:49 PST 2006

>> Just thought of yet another better way of explainig it.
>> In Debian - which is a package management system like CPAN, your package depends on another package, maybe with a minimum version number, but as a package name.
>> You can write your own packages, download them manually, and manually install them - but there is no way for the package management system to do that - it is always going to install a package by its identifier - in this case name.
>> To get around this a special release of a package will often be required - eg: with some special patches, maybe a newer version, maybe just because it had to be built differently (eg: with different threading model).
>> In every case - it is given a new name.
>> Scott
> Unless you organise your own repository. In which case, anyone that
> wants to use it must configure their system to use your repository. (And
> some other stuff about version numbers and pinning)
> I guess the CPAN parallel is that you have to run your own CPAN if you
> wish to keep the same name.
Thank-you Geoff,  this is exactly what I was looking for.

You wouldn't happen to know how to setup a local CPAN mirror?
Note that I only need to inject some specific packages, so it would be 
nice to not have to sync every other package which is available from a 
normal CPAN mirror.

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