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Horsley Tom
July 23, 2001 05:43
RE: CPAN packaging.
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> I'm noticing lately that lots of modules (well, okay, two, but it
> looks like trend to me :-)) that used to just install from a
> perl -MCPAN -e shell, now whine because they no longer include
> their requisite libraries.

If its a trend, it isn't a new one. Every time I install a new perl,
I also install all the newest versions of all the modules I
previously loaded, and it usually takes several iterations to discover
that half of them are now included with perl and the other half
now have dependencies they never had before or sometimes even
have anti-dependencies (where if you install a "deprecated" moduled
you'll break something).

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