Install a Perl module that's not currently a port?

Tillman Hodgson tillman at
Thu Oct 14 11:55:58 PDT 2004

On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 02:06:39PM -0400, Frank Laszlo wrote:
> Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> >Howdy,
> >
> >How does one cleanly install a perl module (List::Group, in this case)
> >that's not currently a port? I seem to recall reading something about a
> >CPAN wrapper or something along those lines ...
> You could either create your own port for it, or use cpan to install it, 
> information regarding cpan can be found at
>, to get to the cpan shell, simply execute:
> perl -MCPAN -e shell

I'll likely create my own port then, as I don't want to get off the
portupgrade track. I was hoping that there was a CPAN wrapper that would
"portify" modules brought in via CPAN automatically.


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    -- Plutarch (45 - 125 A.D. Greek Writer & Lecturer)

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