By Gabor Szabo (‎szabgab‎) from
Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 14:00
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: cpan debian distribution fedora freebsd mandriva packaging ubuntu

Working with upstream - Distributing Perl modules from CPAN

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According to a report generated in 2007 less than 10% of the CPAN packages are redistributed by Debian and Fedora and much less by the other distributions.

This is frustrating to the end user as they need to install many other packages directly from CPAN. Because they already have to install from CPAN they don't care asking the distributors to include those packages nor do they come and help packaging. Hence there are few packages....

In this session we will try to break the vicious cycle of the chicken and the egg and find an improvement to the situation.

A longer blog entry related to this subject can be found under the title Working with upstream - installing Perl modules from CPAN

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