[tpm] MetaCpan VM

Tom Legrady legrady at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 10:15:51 PDT 2013

I remember setting up DNS & Bind, when my office arranged a 56K-baud
permanent line in '93. Step one was to buy the O'Reilly book, I was just
grateful it had been published.


On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 12:59 PM, <arocker at vex.net> wrote:

> >
> > I don't have a real opinion on that, but complicated problems don't
> always
> > have simple solutions.
> What I was grumbling about was complicated solutions to simple problems.
> "Solutions" shouldn't be more complicated than the problem they set out to
> solve.
> > What we're trying to do here is give you access to a service with
> multiple
> > layers without forcing you to know about everything that is happening
> I didn't mean a particular criticism of MetaCpan's process; it seems quite
> normal by today's standards.
> Adding a program used to be a simple matter of putting a file in an
> appropriate directory. Now, it's unpack a tarball, initiate an install,
> hope that it uses compatible libraries, has no unfulfilled dependencies,
> and doesn't do anything ugly to the existing directory hierarchy.
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