Re: [PBML] Re: Was: Perl vs PHP for Simple Web Forms
- Philip Rhoades wrote:
> Brad,Hi Phil,
> I'll try again - obviously I am not being clear:
> I can't use the base perl rpms - I can't find the compatible module
> rpms I need (this is why I agreed with the comment: "The problem with
> Perl as I see it, is that its written by experts for experts.. If they
> really wanted to get Perl as popular as php currently is, they need to
> make alot more modules "standard" with any perl install." ie rpm based
> However, if I install perl and all the perl modules I need via CPAN (ie
> not rpms) which works great for maintaining perl etc, then that stuffs
> up other rpm perl dependencies for other apps.
> Why is it silly to have a _perl_ application depend on particular perl
> The problem would be solved if eg (in my case) perl-Expect and perl-IO
> were "standard" in the RH rpms.
Well, one thing I have done in the past to get around it...
is to go to rpmfind.net and find the module src rpm I need and rebuild it..
then install that..
Other times I have actually rolled my own rpm's.. and installed them.
Have you looked at: http://perl.arix.com/cpan2rpm/
It might serve the purpose you require.
Also, if you know you have the required modules installed but they are
installed from cpan not via run,
then install the rpm with --nodeps and it should install and work just