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December 17, 2012 01:55
Re: How To Build A Perl Package Database
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On 17/12/2012 00:43, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> ... Perl is a cross platform, cross environment
> language.  Not all the environments we work with have good package managers.
> Off the top of my head: Windows, a huge, hidden number of our users, has
> nothing usable and the Solaris package manger is a joke.  Not all users in
> those environments have access to those package managers.  Not everybody wants
> to use them to manage Perl.  For example, cpan2rpm is a commendable effort but
> also a nightmare...
> ... more excellent points...
> Most shops that make it work have a Perl expert on hand.  They should not need
> one.

Michael is right. I deal with setting up Perl driven software are a wide 
variety of systems. This often means setting up Perl itself because the 
system doesn't have one, or to have a non system instance. It can be a 
real pain, it shouldn't be, it should be easy and straight forward for 
all. TIMTOWTDI, relying on the OS for package management can be far from 
idea, or not even an option.


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