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Kinda OT.. Updating Perl/Installing modules on a large network

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From:
Carl Rogers
Date:
February 6, 2002 08:52
Subject:
Kinda OT.. Updating Perl/Installing modules on a large network
Message ID:
5.0.2.1.0.20020206110022.03270810@pop3.norton.antivirus
Good day;
I work in an environment where the stuff that goes onto our network is 
tightly regulated. In my time of subscribing to this list, I have found 
there to be a bunch of modules available on CPAN that we don't have access 
to. (Our current baseline is v5.005_03 !!!).  I would like to update our 
version of Perl as well as load some CPAN modules.

I'm guessing that I'll need to get ActiveState loaded first of all, then 
worry about how to load the individual modules into our environment as they 
are needed. <feel free to correct me on this>. I *think* that having 
ActiveState will make the module-loading process less painful.

Question:
To those who have installed Perl on a large network, what 'challenges' are 
out there that I need to be aware of? Are the sysadmins correct in their 
"major" concerns? My guess is that they think that having Perl on the 
network will conflict with other applications being used. <my gut feeling 
is no, but that's without any in-depth research>

Where could I find documentation that might be able to support my goal of 
getting a more up-to-date version of Perl installed as well as the 
possibility of  having the capability of getting modules added in the future?

Hope this makes sense. I thank you for your time, in advance.
Sincerely,
Carl


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