A Tool For Auto-Installing CPAN Packages

Dave Williss dwilliss at microimages.com
Tue Oct 16 13:52:35 UTC 2007

I would also like to see a link on the download page which would 
download ALL the CPAN packages required by Bugzilla.  Perhaps this 
package could be updated nightly via a cron script of something.  
Ideally, it would also come with a Makefile which would build and 
install only the packages which are not already installed or are newer 
than what's installed, and in the correct dependency order.

The reason for this is that I've had to install Bugzilla multiple times 
on machines which were on a private LAN and did not have internet 
access, so just running CPAN to download and build packages wasn't 
possible.  I'm sure there must be other sites with this same limitation. 
There *is* a list of CPAN modules that Bugzilla requires, but then 
sometimes those modules require other modules which require other 
modules, etc..

Dave Williss
MicroImages, Inc.

Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> 	To make Bugzilla installation easier, I've written a script
> that takes the hard work out of installing CPAN packages, and also
> easily allows a user to install CPAN packages to the local Bugzilla
> directory if they're not root.
> 	Anybody who feels like they have some experience with CPAN or
> wants to give some input is free to look over the patch here:
> 	https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=262269
> 	This will be the recommended way to install Bugzilla's Perl
> dependencies starting with Bugzilla 3.2.
> 	-Max

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