software install problem perl module

CJ Tres ctres at
Wed Feb 22 09:40:54 UTC 2012

On 02/21/2012 06:06 PM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
> CJ Tres wrote:
>> On 02/21/2012 05:32 PM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>>> CJ Tres wrote:
>>>> Attempting to install a software I get an error that the maintainer
>>>> tells me indicates that "it needs the Perl module 'Std::Class'"
>>>> Googling I found nothing helpful, at least as near as I can tell
>>>> not being a programmer.
>>>> Anyone have a clue?
>>> If I do
>>> apt-cache search perl std class
>> "Unable to locate libstd-class-std-perl"
> What do you get if you do an apt-cache search for it? Which version of
> Ubuntu are you running? This is 12.04 I'm on now, so it's possible it's
> simply not in older versions.

This is Natty.

texlive-latex-extra - TeX Live: LaTeX supplementary packages
libclass-std-perl - Support for creating standard "inside-out" classes
libclass-std-utils-perl - Utility subroutines for building "inside-out" 
libproc-reliable-perl - Perl module to run external processes reliably

> You can install it through cpanminus (which is a CPAN client), which
> will install into the environment of the Perl which runs it (so if you
> just run it, you'll have it on your system Perl). You're not likely to
> cause any problems since it's not available in the repositories for you
> (and so nothing's assuming the repo version).
> briefly explains how to install cpanminus and then the module you want.
> Generally, you need to install cpanminus:
> curl -L | perl - --sudo App::cpanminus
> And then the module:
> cpanm Std::Class
>> Ah well... I thought I might learn something but according to the
>> maintainer, it's an obscure and not commonly installed module and
>> thought it might be a successful work around if I could find the
>> package and install it.
> If it's on the CPAN you can install it, and it is there:
> So you *could* download that tarball, extract it and then follow the
> instructions in the INSTALL file, but you'll not get any dependency
> resolution that way. Cpanminus (and, to a cruder extent, the 'standard'
> CPAN shell in Perl) will deal with the dependencies for you.

Thanks for the info, I'll keep it in mind for future reference.
The developer is adding that module and letting me know when the new 
version is available so I don't need to mess with it for now.
Thanks again.

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