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developerWorks: Automate Perl Module Deployment

Mar 14, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin C. Brown)

"If you run Perl across many different computers of any sort, you know how frustrating it can be to install Perl extension modules across those machines. The administrative process is even worse if you have a Web server farm and need to keep each machine up to date with a set suite of extension modules for your installation. CPAN helps, but there are issues with CPAN that make it an unwieldy solution for use on a network. This article provides possible solutions before covering the final system. The main goals are a unified installation/module set, a single download, and a guaranteed unified set of version numbers across all the computers in the network..."

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