[Pdx-pm] Mac OS X 10.3

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Wed Nov 12 20:07:35 CST 2003

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 02:57:17PM -0800, Thomas Keller wrote:
> On my Mac running OS X 10.2 and perl 5.6, I had installed the fink 
> package installer, and had added various libraries required by some of 
> the perl modules I was using. But I was having trouble getting some 
> perl modules to install. So for better or worse, I decided to rebuild 
> my machine. I did a clean install of Mac 10.3 with all the developers 
> tools, xcode, etc.  
> My questions are: 
> What libraries should I install right away, and where on Panther? e.g 
> expat, libgd, freetype, etc? 

I dunno, install stuff with CPANPLUS as you need it.

> What do people thing about using fink as a software installation tool 
> on the Mac, specifically for perl required libraries, and perl modules? 

fink doesn't have enough perl modules in its system to be usable as your
only source of Perl modules.  You could try rolling .info files for
each module you want to use and throwing them into /sw/fink/dists/local
but its probably not worth the trouble.

> What's your favorite reference for this type of perl-oriented system 
> administration? 

CPANPLUS does the job well.

Michael G Schwern        schwern at pobox.com  http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/
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