[Pdx-pm] perl upgrade

Alan alan at clueserver.org
Wed Jan 30 13:33:57 PST 2008

> Lindsey Kuper wrote:
>> If I were to, say, just save it on my desktop and then run "install
>> ~/Desktop/Snapshot_2008_01_30_00", then CPAN just goes looking out in
>> the world for things called that.  Schwern, is there a magic trick I
>> don't know?
> I thought it was just that it probably doesn't know about ~ expansion, but
> no,
> it doesn't appear to do filepaths at all.  Nor file URIs.  I put in a
> wishlist
> request for absolute URIs and file paths.
> http://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=32814
> CPANPLUS, otoh, will handle local files but it does not appear to
> understand
> the bundle file.
> One similar trick is that you can run "cpan ." in a distribution directory
> and
> it will install that with the CPAN shell.  Handy if you download a module
> tarball and it turns out to have a bunch of directories.

I need to understand how CPAN figures dependencies.  I have a couple of
modules that a co-worker tried to install via CPAN into 5.10.0 and it
failed to find Class::MethodMaker when building GnuPG::Interface and a few
others.  Not certain what it takes to get the problem resolved these days.

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