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Re: Can't install XML::Mini from CPAN on Woody

On Sat, May 17, 2003 at 04:21:57AM -0400, Kevin Mark wrote:
> why not use 
> perl -MCPAN -e shell
> that how I usually install perl module.etc.
> I found :
> XML::Mini
> XML::Mini::Document
> and a few more by a user named PDEEGAN

First: although it ought to be clear by today as I author this
follow-up, you (Kevin Mark) do not seem to have read the O.P.'s posting.

Second: "why not use [...]": because apt / dpkg (the Debian package
management system) will not know that you've installed that module.
That's very obvious to anyone who thinks about it for even a few

I am not saying "don't ever use CPAN.pm" to install Perl modules to
Debian (who am I, anyway?). Other actual *experts* have undoubtedly said
it already in the past, probably many times. It's up to each individual
to decide how they want to administer their Debian system. *I* use
CPAN.pm to install, sometimes. It's just that I know what I am doing
when I do so, I know what the drawback is.

> On Fri, 2003-05-16 at 22:40, Carl Fink wrote:
> > On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 06:02:39PM -0400, Soren Andersen wrote:
> > 
> > > Right, I second that in this instance and encourage the O.P. to find a
> > > way to manually download the CPAN tarball and after unpacking it into a
> > > temporary build directory, try typing `perl Makefile.PL' followed by
> > > `make' and then 'make test'. 
> > 
> > But the enormous "Module list" at www.cpan.org doesn't include any modules
> > named XML::Mini (or anything at all ending in "::Mini").  This puzzles me.
> > 
> > BTW, loading that huge list in Mozilla 1.3 brought a 1.2 GHz Athlon system
> > to its knees in terms of speed, but dillo loaded it in a flash and continued
> > to be lighting fast.  I'm really getting to like dillo.
> > -- 
> > Carl Fink		carlf@dm.net
> > Manager, Dueling Modems Computer Forum
> > <http://dm.net>
> -- 
> Kevin Mark <kmark@pipeline.com>

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