On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 05:23:46PM +0100, John P. Looney wrote:
> 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
>> Trying with "/usr/bin/lynx -source" to get
>ftp://ftp.perl.org/pub/CPAN/authors/id/G/GS/GSAR/perl-5.6.1.tar.gz>> System call "/usr/bin/lynx -source
> 'ftp://ftp.perl.org/pub/CPAN/authors/id/G/GS/GSAR/perl-5.6.1.tar.gz' >
> returned status 0 (wstat 2)
> Warning: expected file
> [/root/.cpan/sources/authors/id/G/GS/GSAR/perl-5.6.1.tar.gz] doesn't exist
>> You'll notice the first thing it did was download & install perl-5.6.1
> first. Is there anyway I can get it to stop that ?
Hah - I only wish. Every now and again I try the Cpan module again, because
it's a nice idea esp. when you want to try a new module, which may require
X, which may require Y . . . . .
However, every time I use it it decides that my Perl is out of data nad off
it goes. Fsck that for a game of dickybirds, so it's back to the good old
perl Makefile.pl;make;make test
Install whatever other modules make test reveals to be necessary, repeat
as needed, and finally make install - ah me, a working install module would
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