A Tool For Auto-Installing CPAN Packages

Dave Williss dwilliss at microimages.com
Wed Oct 17 14:24:27 UTC 2007

Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 08:52:35 -0500 Dave Williss
> <dwilliss at microimages.com> wrote:
>> I would also like to see a link on the download page which would 
>> download ALL the CPAN packages required by Bugzilla. 
> 	It's not possible to download them as installed code, because
> there are many XS modules in the dependency chain which must be
> compiled for your specific version of Perl and processor type.
> 	It *would* be possible to provide all of the .tar.gz files from
Yes, that's what I was suggesting.  The configure script would figure 
out which ones it actually needed to install on your system and build a 
Makefile which would untar and build the necessary modules.  I like the 
suggestion somebody else had here about installing them into the 
Bugzilla directory itself if the installer doesn't have root access.  
That might be good for many people too.
>> 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,
> 	Yes, this is a very common situation and we will probably
> enhance install-module.pl in the future to deal with it.
> 	-Max

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