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Bug 134048 - CPAN Shell is not intergrated with up2date
CPAN Shell is not intergrated with up2date
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2004-09-29 04:17 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-17 19:46:07 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2004-09-29 04:17:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Perl way of installing Perl modules - the CPAN shell - is not
intregrated with up2date.

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Comment 1 Damian Menscher 2005-01-03 22:16:29 EST
I can't imagine how to resolve this issue, but it's certainly becoming
an important one.  We're running RHEL 3, which is old enough that many
perl modules are horribly out-of-date.  Unfortunately there doesn't
seem to be any clean way to update them, since using CPAN breaks the
RPM package management.  Are we expected to simply compile our own RPMs?

I don't think there is an easy answer to this, but hopefully some
developer will see this and think of a good solution.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2005-01-04 03:05:44 EST
http://perl.arix.com/cpan2rpm/ is one solution, and CPANplus will have
an interface to up2date.

Neither address the problem of very outdated perl modules hanging
around in RHEL3, with its long shelf life.
Comment 3 Rob Kearey 2005-02-16 02:04:29 EST
Also check out Ovid:


Comment 4 Warren Togami 2005-05-17 19:45:42 EDT
CPAN is the wrong way to install stuff on RPM based distributions.  Please join
the fedora-perl-devel-list team to help in putting more perl CPAN modules into
Extras, which is the only non-fragile way of doing this.

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