Re: apt-get perl mods?
Yes, i do use cpan but there are a number of things i don't like about it.
One is that it always looks for the newest versions of things (
whether you wan't them or not)
A recent example is i tried to install the `libwww' perl library
via cpan for 3 days with tons of errors and dependancy problems that
just would not resolve, it was a real pain, then someone showed me
how to get the lib via 'apt-get' and literally 2 minutes later, i
had a fully functional libwww perl library installed.
Maybe this was a 'issue' with debian doing things a little differently
and maybe not having the 'newest versions' of everything in the 'apt-get'
database but when i was the true power of `apt-get', i was sold, so i always
try to install via that first, if not then, yeah i will resort to whatever
i have to get stuff installed.
On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 05:30:42AM -0500, Tom Allison wrote:
> cmustard wrote:
> >i have forgotten how to download perl mods via apt-get. i have read man
> >and looked through packages on deb's site, where is the 'easy' way to see
> >what perl mods are available and which are not (via apt-get).
> >thank you. (currently, i am interested in Mail::POP3Client, and Net::SMTP)
> This does not answer your question very well, but have you
> considered downloading Perl mods through CPAN instead?
> As previously stated, you can search the packages for 'perl' using
> dpkg command options.
> But CPAN gets the updates before debian does. For some packages
> this might be useful.
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