[rt-users] Using CPAN

Drew Minniti drew.minniti at telocity.com
Fri Jun 29 07:08:11 EDT 2001

You can configure CPAN to always prompt you before installing required
packages.  You need to copy /perl/directory/CPAN/Config.pm to
$HOME/.cpan/CPAN/MyConfig.pm.  In there you should edit the following line:

	'prerequisites_policy' => q[follow],

change it to:

	'prerequisites_policy' => q[ask],

Note, however, that some of the required modules for RT require
Data::Dumper.  This module has been included in Perl 5.6 and up.  So when
prompted, if you say 'yes' to install data::dumper you will actually be
installing perl5.6.  So say no to any data::dumper requests.  You would be
best off downloading it from cpan.org and installing it manually and then
start using cpan.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: rt-users-admin at lists.fsck.com
> [mailto:rt-users-admin at lists.fsck.com]On Behalf Of Chris Waltham
> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 4:09 AM
> To: rt-users at lists.fsck.com
> Subject: [rt-users] Using CPAN
> Being the type of Unix administrators (rare, I'm sure) not to use
> Perl too
> often,
> I was wondering if someone could tell me something about CPAN. Granted,
> it's a little
> off-topic for the list, but I am upgrading from rt 1.x to 2.0..
> Is there any way to stop Perl from going out and building the latest
> version of Perl
> (I'm guessing 5.6.1) every time I want to install something from
> CPAN? I mean,
> I ran the rt/tools/testdeps script to see what I didn't have
> installed (it
> needs a lot
> more stuff than 1.x!), but I'd rather do it by hand. I gave CPAN a try,
> though, and off
> it runs to download and compile the new version of Perl. Granted, some of
> the modules
> I'm trying to install *may* depend on Perl 5.6.1, but I would
> think this is
> somewhat
> unlikely.
> Am I just doing something wrong?
> cheers,
> Chris
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