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Monday December 08, 03

1-34 pm Saturday - Now its CPAN

02:39 PM

That old perl knowledge is not enough. Things have progressed in the last 10 years. There is now a Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN).

perl -MCPAN -e shell

/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/CPAN/ initialized.

... If you do not want to enter a dialog now, you can answer 'no' to this question and I'll try to autoconfigure. (Note: you can revisit this dialog anytime later by typing 'o conf init' at the cpan prompt.)
I chose "no" and let CPAN autoconfig itself

It did not find a links program No ncftpget or ncftp
links program is actually lynx, can be ignored

Saturday December 06, 03

OK, First it's MySQL

03:07 PM

Well, the install section says I have to create a MySQL db. That means I need to learn to use MySQL. My redhat 9.0 installed MySQL, and I found:

  • the documentation in /usr/share/doc/mysql-3.23.54a/manual.html. mysql is like isql from 15 years ago. Semicolons are important.
  • The daemon runs as user mysql
  • the data can be found in /var/lib/mysql.
  • The config file is /etc/my.cnf.

Up to speed.

Friday December 05, 03

New user angst

06:05 PM

Just joined today. I have not yet located a 'how to' about the site. It seems that my journal will have to suffice for now. I like the idea of being able to keep knowledge specific to a site on the site itself.

I will definately implement a journal on any site I build.


  • Are friends, ... an authorization scoping method?
  • Do I have to actually buy the O'Reilly Slash book to learn how to use this platform?

Guess it's off to the FAQ! 8-)

More later.

Guess what? The 'how to' is masquerading as a FAQ! 8-) It seems that all the documentation for the slash code lives in the FAQ.
Now I have to find about the implementation which is