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Subject: Understand absolute URIs for installation
On PDX.pm we got this question: --------------------- Slightly off-topic, but maybe worth asking: the only way I've been able to make autobundle snapshots work is by saving the bundle file (say it's called "Snapshot_2008_01_30_00.pm") in ~/.cpan/Bundle/ , firing up CPAN, then running "install Bundle::Snapshot_2008_01_30_00" at the CPAN prompt. If I were to, say, just save it on my desktop and then run "install ~/Desktop/Snapshot_2008_01_30_00", then CPAN just goes looking out in the world for things called that. Schwern, is there a magic trick I don't know? --------------------- Which is to say, if you have a bundle file and it's not in the CPAN bundle directory how do you install it? None of the following worked: install ~/Desktop/Snapshot_2008_01_30_00.pm install /home/foo/Desktop/Snapshot_2008_01_30_00.pm install file:///home/foo/Desktop/Snapshot_2008_01_30_00.pm CPAN thinks they're all to be looked for on a mirror. On a related note, it would be nice if I could install, via CPAN, a specific tarball not on a CPAN mirror. It would be nice if the CPAN shell understood an absolute path or URI to a tarball or bundle and DWIM with it.


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