[Catalyst] Re: Debian recommendation

Octavian Râşniţă orasnita at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 10:20:50 GMT 2009

From: "Daniel Pittman" <daniel at rimspace.net>
Octavian Râşniţă <orasnita at gmail.com> writes:

G'day Octavian.

> I've seen a recommendation on this list for Debian for running perl apps,
> and recently I started to use this distro.  I've seen that I can install
> perl modules very hard under Debian if I use the CPAN shell.

If you forgive me descending into opinion, I think you are approaching this
from a point of view that will make Debian, more or less, unhelpful to you.
Installing Debian, then putting everything else in place from CPAN (at least
system-wide) is going to cause problems in the longer term.

Yes I think you are right. I think I would like a distro that allow me to 
install packages like libpng, libgd and others like these very easy, like 
yum and apt-get do, but also let me install perl modules with cpan because 
no distro's repository would be as well updated as CPAN directly.

The solution seems to be to use Debian and install perl modules using 

Now, I've started to use a fresh installed Debian and I've installed very 
many CPAN modules using CPAN in the default perl modules location.
What would you recommend me to do in this case? Can I just rename/delete the 
files and dirs installed into


and install them using local::lib?


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