Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 06:37:53PM -0900, Ken Irving wrote:
On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 09:04:28PM -0600, M.Lewis wrote:
Recently, I needed to install a perl module that I was not able to find
with synaptic or aptitude using the 'normal' repositories. I believe the
module was File::Find::Path.
I know I can install this module via CPAN. Is this the recommended
method when a module is not available in the 'normal' repositories?
Are you sure about the name? The standard perl-modules package includes
File::Path and File::Find, but I can't find (in CPAN) File::Find::Path .
Oops, my bad. s/File::Find::Path/File::Path/g. I was using that as an
I think so. I'm pretty sure the CPAN tools default to putting modules
under /usr/local/, and that's the important thing. Debian won't mess
with /usr/local/ (or /opt/ for that matter), so anything there is safe
from being overwritten or whatever.
While CPAN on most systems will install to somewhere under /usr/lib , on
Debian it was indeed modified to be under /usr/local .
Thanks Tzafrir, good to know!
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