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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Can you be a little bit more specific about how you want CPAN2 to work?

    This has been a sore point for me lately, I really think we need to do a better job of lowering the barrier of entry to access CPAN.

    For example, if I do some searches for CPAN (on Google), it's difficult to find clear instructions on how to install stuff. The examples I've seen show something like this:

                    perl -MCPAN -e shell

    BEFORE introducing

               

    • > Installing a CPAN module should be as easy as doing
      >
      > apt-get install (package)

      It already is...

              cpan install (package)

      • by grink (8549) on 2009.06.08 13:09 (#69002) Journal

        Just FYI, cpan doesn't seem to like 'install' from the command line:

        cpan install Catalyst::Engine::FastCGI

        It looks like you specified 'install' as an argument to cpan(1). This
        script is not the CPAN.pm prompt and doesn't understand the same commands.
        In fact, doesn't require the extra typing. You probably just want to
        list the modules you want to install:

                        cpan Catalyst::Engine::FastCGI

        See the documentation for more details on using this script.