Re: Documentation: "How to get a CPAN module into debian"
2008/8/6 Damyan Ivanov <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> -=| Lesley Binks, Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 03:08:48PM +0100 |=-
>> 2008/8/6 Jonas Smedegaard <email@example.com>:
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>> > On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 11:12:30PM +0300, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
>> >>-=| Jeremiah C. Foster, Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 06:13:05PM +0200 |=-
>> >>> I am giving a talk for YAPC::EU about debian from a perl developer's
>> >>> perspective.
>> >>How about changing the title to "How to get the CPAN module I use in
>> > <nitpicking>
>> > The answer to that is "aptitude install lib<dashed-and-lc-name>-perl"
>> > </nitpicking>
>> Which is all very well if you don't mind using less than up-to-date
>> packages on Debian stable.
>> Compare the stable distribution version of CGI.pm got the Debian way
>> against the latest version available on CPAN and you'll find the
>> released CGI.pm is out of date by more than two years. Having said
> This is a known issue and it is present not only with modules from
> CPAN, but also with all kinds of packages.
> To overcome it, http://backports.org/ was created.
>> If I have a requirement for a more up to date version of a module, I
>> use the command 'cpan' to retrieve from CPAN
> That is the other way to have recent CPAN modules installed.
>> If you really wanted to be completely sure any cpan module you
>> is safely out of the way of any standard Debian install
> Just to clarify, the standard Debian install is so designed as to
> always favour locally installed packages, for this very same reason -
> giving you the possibility to "cpan install" what you need.
Thanks for that info Dam :) Cheers me up a little.