Best practice for releasing Perl modules to staging and live

Roger Burton West roger at
Mon May 18 16:13:26 BST 2009

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 04:03:19PM +0100, ian wrote:

>Are you advising to (re)build CPAN Perl modules this way, or are you 
>just describing what to do with our own Perl modules?
>One company I worked at did just this for CPAN modules, but it was a 
>many-day exercise to work out all the dependencies of (for example) 
>Catalyst and to build them all into Debian packages.

Whether it's worth it depends on how many servers you have. Certainly at
my current employer (about ten servers, modules with minimal dependency
trees) we find it well worth doing for the modules (both CPAN and
homegrown) that aren't already in Debian.


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