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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Can you get a dedicated perl user that owns /usr/local/perl and install your own instance there [perl.org], where you can manage the modules yourself? Can you install your own instance as your own development user somewhere in /home or something?

    Not having access to Text::CSV_XS is ridiculous. Having to wait two weeks for it is ridiculous. Not being able to put it in a development area yourself to work with would be beyond ridiculous, but hopefully you can at least install the module somewhere you have write acce

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • on the development server, i can install modules to my home directory and use it from there. however, i need to make sure that the module that i am using under dev environment will be available to me on production.

      in the linked journal, you are using CPAN for moudle installation. do you do that in production environment? if not, do you build pkg for each module for every version of Perl? do you reuse some of the Perl modules built against older Perl?

      also, you mention the update of symbolic links from /usr/local/bin/ to /usr/local/perl??/bin/. such as perldoc, splain. my question is why aren't those links in /usr/local/perl???/bin/ ? how do you cope with those links if you have more than two Perl installed? I will do some more research on this and hopefully have a better solution for our enviroment.

      • in the linked journal, you are using CPAN for moudle installation. do you do that in production environment? if not, do you build pkg for each module for every version of Perl? do you reuse some of the Perl modules built against older Perl?

        Sadly, when it comes to Perl, the lines between development and production are badly blurred in my organization. Happily, it tends to affect only me. :)

        I have gone the route of building Solaris packages for Perl modules. I would never do this again, if I could help it. I believe the ideal situation would be a production installation of Perl managed by CPAN shell and never touched to add or upgrade a module until all code had run regression tests against a development instance that had been so updated

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers