[Melbourne-pm] CPAN module
rick at measham.id.au
Wed Mar 15 01:29:47 PST 2006
Scott Penrose wrote:
> CPAN & Debian are virtually identical, as is all Package Management
I'd disagree here, but am happy to be wrong.
With apt you can have many repository sources, they are all searched for
the highest-version number when you ask to install a given package.
With CPAN.pm you give it a list of repositories, but that's only for
high-availability. The module gets an up-to-date module list from the
first repository that is willing to give it. Recently the repository
I've been using here in .au stopped updating and so I had no new sources
since December 18th. CPAN.pm gave me a warning, but didn't bother
checking any other mirror for a more up-to-date list.
When I ask to install a module that list is considered canonical.
CPAN.pm does not check any other repository for any other version. You
cannot set up a new CPAN repository with a single module and put that at
the top of your urllist, and have all other modules installed from the
Many apologies if I'm wrong :)
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