does CPAN still work?
andy at hexten.net
Thu Aug 9 16:30:25 BST 2007
On 9 Aug 2007, at 15:49, John Costello wrote:
>> Does installing modules via CPAN still work for anyone else? Over
>> the past few years more and more modules have been failing tests;
>> just about everything needs to be installed via "force" now. (e.g.
>> an install of Bundle::CPAN.)
>> I'm on OS X, but I'd have thought this would be fairly well
>> supported. I also install into a home directory with the
>> equivalent of:
> Not specific to OS X, but yes, it does. Cygwin often is a hassle,
> after updating the CPAN module itself, but I don't bother much with
> these days. On Ubuntu, I've run into one failure, but that was
> solved by
> reading the module's readme (DBI).
Cygwin has problems replacing any files that CPAN has loaded - 'cos
Windows doesn't like that kind of thing.
Coincidentally I've just installed 5.8.8 via MacPorts on this comp.
Actually it was a prerequisite for gnucash and I just went with the
Here's the full list of modules I ended up with:
(some of those are core - that's just the output from cpan autobundle)
In all of those I hit three problems:
Mac::Carbon had a test failure - something to do with checking the
file type of the finder. I decided it wasn't a problem and installed
DBD::MySQL needed to be supplied with a username and password to
access the database for testing
One of the Apache2 modules failed a test that checks the values of
various Apache constants. I've seen that before with Apache 2.2 -
should probably file a report.
All of those installed into a non-standard location /opt/local/...
cleanly. I was pleasantly surprised.
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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