Ubuntu and Perl

Anthony Gardner cyclewood_ltd at yahoo.co.uk
Wed May 30 09:45:11 UTC 2007

After many years of installing my own version of Perl next to the system installed version, I'm now trying to be a good boy and just use the system installed versions of Perl / Apache / mod_perl2 etc.

But, as I'm now more restricted, I need some questions answered.

Perl -V gives me for @INC ....

At present, I've only installed libs from adept and everything resides in /usr/lib /usr/share etc.

Now to the start of my problems. YAML and Test::YAML have been installed by default as I can't remember installing them. But Test::YAML uses Test::Base which isn't installed and doesn't appear in adept.

What's a poor boy to do in this instance, and future instances like this?

If I search for YAML in adept, I only get libconfig-yaml-perl, libtemplate-plugin-yaml and lib-yaml-perl (installed)

How do I make my own packages to install?

I don;t mind using CPAN to install (makes my life a zillion times easier) but I'm trying to be good and keep the system in check.

Why is /usr/local/lib /usr/local/share before /usr/lib /usr/share etc. in @INC. that, I find v strange. Or, is it to allow me to use CPAN and install my own stuff in there? If that's the case, there's a big chance of duplicating packages.

So, who does what out there?



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