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David Golden
June 2, 2013 01:07
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 6:16 PM, Aristotle Pagaltzis <> wrote:
> Surely the answer is to point them at cpanm?

The "answer" is to point them at "cpan", which auto-configures and --
by 5.20 -- doesn't even bother with mirror selection.  It will
bootstrap local::lib as well.  Newbies should be able to say "cpan
Foo" and it will just work -- and give them instructions for how to
put local::lib in their shell.

Is it as pretty (e.g. terse) as cpanm?  No.  But it comes with the
perl core.  (That said, if someone's distro doesn't HAVE cpan
installed, then it's a toss up whether installing it via package
manager is "easier" than downloading cpanm from the web.

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