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From: Michael Cummings <mcummings@g.o>
Subject: Re: g-cpan -u
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 11:05:34 -0500
-u should be checking for upgrades. Do you have a permanent
PORTDIR_OVERLAY, and if so, is there a perl-gcpan directory with
generated ebuilds in it? g-cpan checks against ebuilds in your overlay
(not installed - wasn't that bright when I added that functionality).

-mike

Chisel Wright wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm confused. (Not new, some might say)
> 
> What exactly does/should 'g-cpan -u' do? I was under the impression that
> it would check all g-cpan installed perl modules and install newer
> versions (if they exist).
> 
> So, why does the following happen:
> 
> ---- cut here ----
> thea ~ # g-cpan -u IO
>  * g-cpan: Looking for IO...
> CPAN: Storable loaded ok
> Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata
>   Database was generated on Mon, 14 Nov 2005 08:49:13 GMT
>  * g-cpan: Checking ebuild for 'IO': IO
> Running make for G/GB/GBARR/IO-1.22.tar.gz
> 
> *snip*
> 
> Manifying blib/man3/IO::File.3pm
> Manifying blib/man3/IO::Socket::UNIX.3pm
> Manifying blib/man3/IO.3pm
>   /usr/bin/make  -- OK
> Calculating dependencies ...done!
> 
>>>>Auto-cleaning packages ...
> 
> 
>>>>No outdated packages were found on your system.
> 
> 
> 
>  * GNU info directory index is up-to-date.
> 
> 
> 
> thea ~ # perl -MIO -e 'print IO->VERSION(), qq[\n];'
> 1.22
> 
> 
> thea ~ # g-cpan -u IO
>  * g-cpan: Looking for IO...
> CPAN: Storable loaded ok
> Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata
>   Database was generated on Mon, 14 Nov 2005 08:49:13 GMT
>  * g-cpan: Checking ebuild for 'IO': IO
> Running make for G/GB/GBARR/IO-1.22.tar.gz
> CPAN: LWP::UserAgent loaded ok
> 
> 
> *snip*
> ---- cut here ----
> 
> 
> OK, so I upgrade IO, is appears to install successfully. I check what
> version of IO perl thinks I have installed.
> 
> So, just to be sure, I tell g-cpan to upgrade IO. It then 'upgrades'
> from 1.22 to 1.22.
> 
> Erm.
> 
> I'm confused.
> 
> 
> It seems to be the same or similar with 'g-cpan -u' to try to upgrade
> everything.
> I'm not even sure if 'g-cpan -u' does anything or not.
> 

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