Install::NewFangled-- (was: FastCGi on IIS)
abw at wardley.org
Fri Oct 26 14:09:35 BST 2007
Matt S Trout wrote:
> FUD? This is my experience of users trying to deal with M::B dists
> in the wild.
My 20p: I needed to install Path::Class on my Ubuntu (Gutsy Gibbon) box
last night. Should have been a 20 second job but ended up taking nearly
20 minutes because CPAN.pm barfed on me because of something to do with
Module::Build. I don't know what. I don't care. I just wanted to write
a script to jiggle some files and Path::Class was what I reached for.
True, an 'install Bundle::CPAN' eventually fixed the problem, but that was
where the 20 minutes got lost while it installed umpty modules. By the
time it had finished, I didn't need Path::Class any more because I had done
it in Python.
I don't want to knock the many fine people who expend their efforts on CPAN,
Module::Build, Module::Install, and so on for our benefit. But I've been
noticing more and more problems with modules not installing because they
rely on some new fangled installation module that I don't have installed.
The end-user perspective is unfortunately that Perl[*] is getting less
[*] Perl + CPAN: the collective experience, not just Perl the language.
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