Module dependencies and packages

Aaron Trevena aaron.trevena at
Wed May 16 19:59:25 UTC 2007

On 16/05/07, David Miller <justdave at> wrote:
> Aaron Trevena wrote on 5/16/07 11:39 AM:
> > On 16/05/07, Teemu Mannermaa <wicked at> wrote:
> >> > just plain broken or configured by crack monkeys, or can clash with
> >> > cpan modules so you have multiple versions, etc (I don't think this is
> >>
> >> Yes, that's why it's never a good idea to use CPAN on systems with
> >> package management. Probably one of the important rules about package
> >> management is that you never ever should install anything without
> >> telling it to your package manager. Having unknown, unlisted files is a
> >> sure way to get you into trouble with package manager.
> >
> > I'd go the other way around personally - anything that is critical to
> > development means not relying on some distro maintainers to keep up to
> > date - for serious systems it's better to use your own perl and CPAN.
> Or roll your own RPMs.  I tend to do that a lot.  Most of the time
> building an RPM is pretty easy.  And when you're running a couple
> hundred servers, it's a lifesaver to have a list of what the installed
> packages were to restore to a new machine with the data backups if a
> hard drive takes a nose-dive.

Yeah. As it happens I'm rolling our stuff up into debian packages.

cpanplus::dist::deb to the rescue using dpkg::parse to build an ignore list


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