Subject: Re: CPAN
To: Emre Yildirim <>
From: Lasse =?iso-8859-1?Q?Hiller=F8e?= Petersen <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/21/2001 22:48:02
>There's *alot* of modules, and it would be a pain to do them one by one.

Hmm. Wouldn't you get into all sorts of problems? "All" CPAN modules would
seem to be impossible, given that some may conflict with each other in
obscure ways, and some may be tied to particular architectures and/or
depend on other software.

However, given that the CPAN module is scriptable (in Perl ;-) a possible
solution would be to look hard at the docs, and write a suitable script to
build and install everything. You might want to do this with a local mirror
of the CPAN files, perhaps from a CD. Asking in the Perl community might
get you further, perhaps someone already has a script for doing this, or at
least something similar.

I must confess I am quite curious: what do you _need_ ALL those modules for?