fix for CPAN upgrading Perl (was Re: [ILUG] perl )
jm at jmason.org
Tue Sep 25 02:41:59 IST 2001
"John P. Looney" said:
> Bah. I wanted to install "umodpack" for installing unreal tournament
> packages. It needs perl, and a few packages.
> So, I did;
> cpan> install Data::Dumper
> Running make for G/GS/GSAR/perl-5.6.1.tar.gz
urgh, the dreaded CPAN sorceror's apprentice. This should be a FAQ, it's
been a bug in CPAN.pm for *years* at this stage. Ludicrous. Set:
prerequisites_policy = ask
and always say "n" when it asks if you want a new perl.
As for out-of-control package dependencies: Data::Dumper is for wimps ;)
BTW John, what version of WINE are you running CS under?
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