[Melbourne-pm] CPAN Vs Package managers

Rick Measham rick at measham.id.au
Wed May 9 19:54:50 PDT 2007

Paul Fenwick wrote:
> I have a Debian background, so your mileage may vary for other systems.
> However under Debian I've always found that using the distro's package
> manager has *always* been the correct solution.

100% agree. The main reason I like to use apt over CPAN is because 
things just *work*. Modules that depend on C libraries install all their 
non-perl dependencies. CPAN just *can't* do that.

Rick Measham

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