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Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build

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Andreas Koenig
June 2, 2013 06:45
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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Aristotle Pagaltzis <> writes:

> * David Golden <> [2013-06-02 03:10]:
>> 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.
> If they download an off-CPAN app that isn’t meant for installing then
> they can unpack the tarball and `cpanm --installdeps .`. Does `cpan`
> have an equivalent for that?

cpan .

> For that matter, though less importantly,
> does it have `cpanfile` support? How much had the index loading been
> optimised – does it download and parse fast enough to be unnoticeable
> even on modest machines, and does it fail to die when operating with
> limited RAM? The reduced default verbosity is only the most visible
> aspect of cpanm, and not unimportant, but far from primary.

I think I would accept a patch for that.


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