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Berhanie 06-28-2005 10:41 AM

perl modules
I'm using Linux. I compile my own packages when I have to and install using the package manager in order to keep a unified record of what's on my system. So, I don't install new software by doing "./configure && make && make install". Neither do I use the CPAN shell to install perl modules. Programs such as amavisd-new and spamassassin require many perl modules, which do not come with my distro of choice (Slackware). To prepare packages from the perl modules for these programs takes an entire day, starting from scratch, and I'm looking for alternatives. I would like to know the mechanism by which the BSDs handle perl module dependencies. For example, if I use NetBSD's pkgsrc to install amavisd-new, would all the necessary perl modules be installed and recorded?

twantrd 07-01-2005 11:12 PM

Haven't touched NetBSD, only FreeBSD. If pkgsrc is like ports on FreeBSD, then it should install everything you need.


Berhanie 07-05-2005 12:28 PM

Thanks for the reply, twantrd. Looking at the NetBSD packages, I got the impression that some of the CPAN modules are already packaged and will be installed when another package requires them.

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