[Wellington-pm] Packages and CPAN

Martyn Smith martyn at dollyfish.net.nz
Wed Sep 5 14:16:43 PDT 2012

If you want to generally play with Debian packages, I recommend using

It will build a Debian package from a CPAN module for you, then you just
treat it like any other Debian pacakge.


On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Cliffp <enkidu at cliffp.com> wrote:

> I always use Debian packages (actually Ubuntu packages) where I can, but
> I'm looking at installing something from CPAN.
> Does CPAN play with Perl Debian packages in a friendly way? Or will I hit
> issues when applying patches? Will CPAN force updates to existing Debian
> packages thereby confusing the Debian package manager?
> Cheers,
> Cliff
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