January 27, 2003
Dynamic Perl Modules with Gentoo

While I have been using Gentoo linux for a while now, I recently found out that it has the ability to dynamically create ebuilds (the gentoo package format) for perl modules. No more worrying about "polluting" your system with non-ebuild files, or trying to make your own! Just run:

host# g-cpan.pl Perl::ModuleName
And watch as it is created and installed for you, with any dependancies, automagically! You can then remove it and manage it with Portage just like all your other ebuild packages.

Posted by Arcterex at January 27, 2003 11:02 AM