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Sunday April 06, 2008
09:47 AM

New cpan script version

[ #36082 ]

Adam Kennedy explained to me why people like to type "install" after the cpan command. Previously, this found the junoscript, which as an install.pm. Linux people type things such as "apt-get install", so the muscle memory to type "install" is there.

cpan-script-1.54 is now in PAUSE. If you want to do the extra typing, now you'll won't see the annoying warning.

Adam says I'll get 50 thank yous for this small change, but we'll see. :)

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  • THX 4 THIS, BRYAN, UR TOTALLY THEBEST!
  • It's also because inside the cpan shell, you type "install X", not just "X".

    So it was a case of the application being inconsistent with itself.
    • Well, my application is not an interface to CPAN.pm (even though it now comes with it). It uses CPAN.pm, but I never meant it to be a single shot CPAN.pm.

      As Adam says, this is a human programming fix. :)
  • Thanks for telling us about junoscript.

    Seeing this, 4 days ago:

    Fetching with LWP:
        ftp.perl.org/pub/CPAN/modules/03modlist.data.gz
    Going to read /root/.cpan/sources/modules/03modlist.data.gz
    Going to write /root/.cpan/Metadata
    Running install for module install
    Running make for J/JU/JUNOS/junoscript-perl-6.4I0.tar.gz
    CPAN: Digest::MD5 loaded ok
    Checksum for /root/.cpan/sources/authors/id/J/JU/JUNOS/junoscript-perl-6.4I0.tar.gz ok

    on having typed:

    [root@mondo root]# cpan install WordNet::QueryData

    I thou
  • I fixed the junoscript problem in 2006. Update your cpan(1) :)
  • Well, the module was in PAUSE, but PAUSE was hiccuping so I've trying again.