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Id: 84612
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: App-perlbrew

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: mschwern [...]
Cc: arc [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Wishlist
Broken in: 0.62
Fixed in: (no value)

CC: arc [...]
Subject: "perlbrew kickstart"
Aaron Crane and I were talking about the "step zero" problem of getting Perl installed and CPAN configured.  I have a "Quickstart Guide" for perl5i using perlbrew and cpanm.  Aaron pointed out "perlbrew install stable" which removes the need to hard code a version of perl, great!  He also pointed out "perlbrew install --switch stable" which removed the need for a separate commend, great!

But we still need "perlbrew install-cpanm".

I would love a "perlbrew kickstart" command which was a "I'm new to Perl, I just want a working Perl and CPAN environment, take care of it".  I think that would be equivalent to...

    perlbrew install-patchperl
    perlbrew install --switch stable
    perlbrew install-cpanm

Then I can reduce the perl5i bootstrap to...

    curl -kL | bash
    source ~/perl5/perlbrew/etc/bashrc
    echo 'source ~/perl5/perlbrew/etc/bashrc' >> ~/.bash_profile
    perlbrew kickstart
         cpanm perl5i

Which I'd love to reduce even further, but the shell stuff is complicated.

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