Re: Problems installing Perl modules with CPAN on Wheezy
On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:59:31 +1200
Chris Bannister <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 09:14:09AM -0400, slitt wrote:
> > On Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:25:41 -0700
> > David Christensen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > On 06/27/2014 09:15 AM, Darac Marjal wrote:
> > > > For the record, you might find it more useful to check if Debian
> > > > has a package first, before resorting to CPAN.
> > >
> > > +1
> > >
> > >
> > > I've destabilized Debian stable with non-Debian software,
> > > including CPAN modules. Now I am loath to install anything
> > > except via 'apt-get'.
> > LOL, at a client's place, I was trying to customize the
> > Perl-written Interchange web store software (don't ever use it, it's
> > an atrocity) on circa 2003 Red Hat, and had to use CPAN for a new
> > capability. That CPAN download broke the client's Vim and some other
> > softwares. It took me 2 hours to undo the damage.
> > That was the beginning of the end of my relationship with Perl.
> That would have been the beginning of the end of my relationship with
> Red Hat! I think you blamed the wrong suspect. :(
Yeah, I was already done with Red Hat, and by that time I was solidly a
Speaking of Red Hat, there's a Linux group called LEAP, and 60% of
their technical messages boil down to "Fedora screwed me again!".
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