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Monday October 02, 2006
08:20 AM

Are you using Vanilla/Strawberry Perl? Tell me about it!

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I'm putting together a presentation on Vanilla/Strawberry Perl for Perl Seminar NY

I'd love to include some real-world examples of how people are using it.

As of this morning, there have been 1500 downloads of various Vanilla/Strawbeery releases since my YAPC 2006 hackathon release in July. If you're one of those, please post a comment or send me an email with a couple lines about your experience.


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  • Of course, you've seen mine already: []
  • Yesterday I installed 48 modules, many via and 18 manually (amid much confusion - see below). I may have missed some pre-requisites being installed, too, via CPAN.
    There were various problems/scenarios:
    o No 'install' for Compress::Zlib, ExtUtils::MakeMaker, Module::Signature
    o 7 modules I wanted were up-to-date
    o 3 (at least) got CRC errors under so I downloaded and installed them manually (after repeated tries, including deleting the auto-download). PITA
    o Several had mysterious tar errors (at
    • Also, wearing my absolute beginner's hat, I had trouble finding in Perl's docs how to upgrade an installed module. Beginners should not have to know Perl or CPAN(.pm) to do that, since they won't even know what to look for.

      Please help users of Vanilla/Etc by making 'perl -MCPAN -e "install Killer::App"' prominent in the shipped docs.