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Eris! This is taking forever!
I need to do some work under Perl 5.005 on a FreeBSD box - but I also need to get some modules from CPAN. So I figured I'd setup CPAN and use the client, as I've done before. So I ran 'install Bundle::CPAN'... and it has been plodding on for several HOURS now (like 3 at this point). I swear it is updating *everything* as a dependency. I'm seriously tempted to abort and then just install the modules I need manually...


it just error'd out because it has filled / to 109%?! No room on the file system... Damn it... *mutter*

I am: annoyed annoyed
Current Media: office buzz

krellis From: krellis Date: February 17th, 2004 01:01 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Uh, yeah, if you're using the version of CPAN that came with 5.005 it's going to be installing Perl 5.8.3 when you do that. You need to manually install a recent version of CPAN where they fixed the bug that CPAN would try to upgrade Perl all the time.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: February 17th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, I noticed that along the way. But I moved everything to a new partition with more room and redid it - and it looks like the bits of CPAN that did that were upgraded since it didn't try to upgrade Perl this time.
donnerjack From: donnerjack Date: February 17th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)


Generally you can also just build modules out of ports. I don't particularly like CPAN, personally, though it is damn handy on a linux box, so I usually build from ports. Makes life a lot easier if your modules have library dependencies or anything of that kind.
jarodrussell From: jarodrussell Date: February 17th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ah, yes, the joy of Perl dependancies.