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Re: [SLUG] updating Perl modules, how ?
- To: Voytek <lists@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] updating Perl modules, how ?
- From: Rick Welykochy <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 09:20:51 +1000
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what's the simplest way to keep my various Perl modules up to date ...?
I have a number of various modules, as demanded by various app that want
them, and, not sure how to simplfy keeping them up to date
I've have always kept my perl modules up to date manually. Why? Because
(a) each updated module should be unit tested and meet with my approval;
and (b) the updated modules need to be "integration tested", i.e. do
they still work harmoniously in tandem in the application environment.
One little slip-up in the API for a module can render it incompatible
with previous releases. Admittedly, I haven't seen this happen with
Perl modules, but backwards compatibility probs have arisen with C libraries.
Nonetheless, you may wish to play with the CPAN.pm module, which
can help automate module installation.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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