easy introduction to perl

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Sat Oct 6 21:52:10 BST 2007

Peter Corlett wrote:
> On 6 Oct 2007, at 20:15, Matt S Trout wrote:
>> In fact, the same goes for Catalyst - if you're careful you can get it
>> installed without needing to compile -anything- (and there's ways and
>> means of installing your own copies of XS modules onto servers anyway, just
>> needs a little bit of smarts applied).
> Umm, Catalyst is the archetype of hard-to-install CPAN modules.

Quite: http://cpandeps.cantrell.org.uk/?module=Catalyst

> It is the one and only thing that I have had to relax my "must be a
> Debian package" rule for. It's too hard to track the myriad dependencies
> and build all those packages for. (And I've not yet *quite* had the itch
> to write a tool to discover the dependency tree and do a CPAN-to-.deb
> conversion for all that it finds.)

CPAN::FindDependencies, although it will only find dependencies that are
mentioned in META.yml, so isn't good enough for Catalyst.  Patches welcome.

David Cantrell | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david

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