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David Golden
May 25, 2013 11:05
Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution
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On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 12:42 AM, Eric Brine <> wrote:
> huh? It's not like you need special permissions to install modules!

I think the point was that the CPAN CGI distribution depends on FCGI,
which requires a complier, which not all hosting providers offer.
Hosting providers may not provide shell access, either, which makes
module installation harder.

But (a) we're going to get the FCGI dependency fixed, I think, and (b)
I don't think core Perl decisions should be based on meeting the needs
of people on lobotomized hosting plans.


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