[Catalyst] list of perl-*.rpm files for a basic Cat install

Dermot paikkos at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 17 22:43:07 BST 2008

2008/8/17 Daniel Hulme <st at istic.org>:
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 08:26:25PM +0100, Dermot wrote:

> Googling {debian site:hp.com} says there are about 23,100 results.

Really! I dont' think so. Go to the support/drivers and stick in
Debian. I don't get one hit. I think the results your seeing are from
the HP forums. They generally support Windows/RHEL/Suse. It's that
lack for support that makes peoples opt for those distos. I'm a fan of
Debian but if I can't get the drivers for it, I have to opt for
'supported' configurations.

> Debian has been a good OS for servers for more than a decade. Generally
> if some hardware vendor makes any drivers available, someone will
> package them for Debian.
> The point is, Catalyst isn't a distro war. Choose whatever distro best
> suits your other needs, and then just make sure your installation has a
> working Perl, either by installing the vendor Perl, or by building your
> own. Just remember that if you have RHEL the first of those options
> isn't.

Building your own Perl is challenging too. On those disto you will be
asked to force remove it and it's dependencies. It has the potential
to break your OS and will certainly compromise your package manager.

But your right, from a Catalyst point of view, it's a disto problem.

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