Re: perl module packages: why do they exist?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam P. Harris) wrote on 01.12.97 in <E0xcaNu-0004vHemail@example.com>:
> [You (firstname.lastname@example.org)]
> >About two months ago, I upgraded a CPAN bundle on a production server.
> >Two interesting things happened:
> >(1) perl itself got upgraded, and
> >(2) wais got upgraded.
> Huh??? Perl itself? I don't think this is possible.
I decided recently to test CPAN.pm. It suggested updating CPAN. Sure,
thinks I, go ahead.
It then proceeds to pull down a completely new perl and tries to build it
(fails pretty spectacularly, also asks me all sorts of weird questions in
And each time I start CPAN.pm, it annoys me with info about the newer
This is _bad_.
> BTW, is anyone working on any Debian-specific Perl modules?
We have dpkg-perl, don't we?
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