Hi everybody! > I'm not a very heavy perl user, but I've never *needed* to install CPAN on > FreeBSD. A little creative searching has revealed that most perl packages > are part of the FreeBSD Ports collection. > > If you use more obscure CPAN packages, I can see there might be a need to > install CPAN, but try ports first.
I'll just add my 2-cents. I've had repeated 'issues' with port-installed BSDPAN perl modules. Those have been the usual: lagging versions, source bugs, dependency conflicts with modules installed that are unavailable of problematic via BSDPAN, etc etc. I've found, in those cases, that communicating with the Port-maintainer has not always been 'fruitful', and, communicating with the perl mod author usually results in "that's a freebsd port problem". So, I currently use the Perl 588 *port*. Then I install CPANPLUS and remove all traces of BSDPAN-installed modules, replacing them with CPANPLUS-installed modules. A little bit of work, but, once done, I've had very few problems, and *much* better responsiveness from perl module authors in actually fixing problems. And, the folks on the perl lists/channels are much more willing/able to answer/solve problems. Also, around here, I've got many different platforms to deal with. Perl+CPANPLUS is platform agnostic -- it looks-n-feels the same. Just easier for my brain to grok than yet-another "way" -- ala BSDPAN. Like I said, just my 2-cents. HTH! Ali _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"