[OSM-dev] [OT] installing CPAN modules

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Thu Nov 9 09:58:10 GMT 2006

> Yes, I'd highly recommend this. CPAN.pm is not pretty, and best avoided
> if at all possible. If you do have to use it, make sure you configure it
> to install into /usr/local (or your homedir) because it will quite
> happily blat all over your package-manager-controlled /usr/share /
> /usr/lib directories given half a chance.

For OS X, though (for the benefit of Dan!), I'd seriously recommend  
CPAN.pm over Fink or Darwinports, both of which IME are more trouble  
than they're worth.


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