Ubuntu and Perl

Anthony Gardner cyclewood_ltd at yahoo.co.uk
Wed May 30 11:28:35 UTC 2007

Yeah, I've never had problems using CPAN but I would like to keep things cleaner.

Does anyone know why /usr/local/share /usr/local/lib is first in INC? Surely for a system to try to remain consistent (for use of a better word) surely /usr/share /usr/lib being first would be better.

Also, am I right in thinking that adept would automatically install in to /usr/share /usr/lib whereas CPAN would by default install into /usr/local. I've never really taken care to look at this before now.

The more I think of having duplicate packages (latest from CPAN for me) dependent packages installed by Ubuntu, the more I don't like it.

I really am trying to be good ;) but might just end up going the same old way. Would Python/Ruby have the same problems?


Andy Harrison <aharrison at gmail.com> wrote: On 5/30/07, Anthony Gardner  wrote:
> 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.

I just install from CPAN.  The attempt at creating packages for all
the good perl modules is valiant, but there's always something you
need that will be missing.

That's one thing I wish would be adopted from FreeBSD.  There, when
you install from CPAN, it creates a handy package on the fly out of
the modules you install.  Much easier when you're ready to remove or
upgrade a perl module, no unexpected files loitering about.

Andy Harrison

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