Perl Modules: CPAN vs Yum

Alan Young alansyoungiii at
Tue Jul 3 10:49:27 MDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Lonnie Olson <lists at> wrote:
> I'm not a Perl guy, i'm a sysadmin guy.  I hate CPAN installed modules
> on production servers.  It complicates replicating the configuration
> on replacement/additional servers.  Everything should be in a package
> from a package in a repository (including private repos).  Only
> exceptions should be internal custom software that comes as part of a
> (semi-)automated deployment system.

Alien cpan modules can be included in that deployment system.
Especially with configuration management software like Puppet or Salt
or Chef, where you can configure the system to run cpan, or cpanm or
Alan Young

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