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Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build

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Tatsuhiko Miyagawa
June 2, 2013 03:41
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 10:06 AM, David Golden <> wrote:
> 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.

Looking forward to seeing that happen.

cpanm integrates local::lib already, and automatically sets up ~/perl5
when there's no write access to the site_perl and bin directory, and
emits an instruction how to set it up. The documentation could be
improved, and I'll be happy to work with you on that one to make it
consistent with the equivalent.

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

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