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  • If you can use them, I would recommend a virtual server.

    I use Parallels on my mac, but vmware should work the same.

    Create a image with a bare minimal installation of your target OS (I keep 3 or 4 around), and in the final test, boot a pristine copy of it, and try to install your app.

    Not only you'll detect missing CPAN dependencies, but also missing package dependencies that you didn't even know you needed.

    For complex projects, it really tests your deployment documentation :)

    Best regards,
    life is short
    • While that sounds like a fantastic idea (I already have Parallels on my MacBook, along with Vista), I suspect it's a bit more than most developers are looking for, or are able to implement. Ease of use is of paramount importance here. If we can get an 80% solution with 20% of the work, that would be a huge win.

      Of course, if you want to write the code which automates setting all of this up, I'm sure folks would consider it :)