perl and cpan

Mark Fowler mark at
Mon Sep 30 10:27:40 BST 2002

On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Ian Morrison wrote:

> cpan and ports

I tend to use my native package mangement software for everything I do 
(ports, apt-get, etc,) apart from Perl modules.  But then again I *am* a 
perl bunny.

> # perl -MCPAN -e shell
> # install IPC::Open3
> and after some downloading, it started trying to build perl5.8 and
> putting it in /usr/local ...  

IPC::Open3 is a core Perl module.  By this, I mean it's distributed with 
Perl itself.  You asked for the latest version, so CPAN looked for the 
tarball, found the one that had Perl 5.8 in it.  So it tried to install 


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