Perl Modules: CPAN vs Yum

Jacob Albretsen jakea at
Wed Jul 4 16:23:23 MDT 2012

On Tuesday, July 03, 2012 09:53:59 AM Lonnie Olson wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Jacob Albretsen <jakea at> 

> Running your own internal repository isn't that difficult and can save
> you tons of energy later.

This is my goal.  To be able to use EPEL packages with packages I rolled on my 
own in an internal repository, and then be able to put a box together quickly 
when needed.  After over 2 days of testing, I've found CentOS 5 is not 
(easily) the answer to this.  The core modules that come with it are so dated 
that even the oldest versions of modules I need have dependency version 
issues.  I've started to give CentOS 6 a go, which is where I am starting to 
push our servers to at this point anyway, so I may accomplish two things in 
the end.

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