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On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:35:35AM +0100, Michele Beltrame wrote:
> I suggest you not use CPAN directly as, as you aready noticed, you'll
> end in a mess.
I'd love to use emerge for all my cpan needs, but it's hard to believe
that's possible. :(
> If your module isn't there as well, consider asking for it to be added:
> basically you can do that on this list.
It's usual for me to take some module from CPAN just to evaluate it in
several minutes and drop. Installing it manually isn't an option because
it may need up to 20-30 other modules as dependencies. Ask in list to add
them in portage has a little sense because chances are I'll not need it
after a day and it's hard to wait for several days until it will be added.
> Another option is to use CPANPLUS-Dist-Gentoo, which does a better job that
> g-cpan as of now.
Thanks, I'll check it. But, in my experience, cpan is still works better
than cpanplus. Also I need to use local overlay with our internal modules,
and so I've to use cpansite instead of cpan/cpanplus.
I've not checked that, but I expect even with modules installed by portage
we still have to manually re-emerge perl-core/Scalar-List-Utils after
re-emerging dev-lang/perl to work around that bug...