newbie install feedback, cpanm and emacs

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#1 Thu, 2017-10-12 01:31
ivo welch
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new user. very nice system!! very pleased.

Suggestion: in https://alpinelinux.org/downloads/, mention image size.

Question: I need cpanm. apk add cpanm (or cpanminus) fails. neither does apk search cpanm. can it be obtained?

Question: I would like (but do not need) emacs. Another post here noted that emacs will never run, but I also see a tantalizing hint in https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/package/edge/community/x86_64/emacs . alas, `apk add emacs` does not work. can it be obtained?

very nice indeed. advice appreciated.

Thu, 2017-10-12 03:21
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$ apk search -vv *cpan*
perl-cpan-changes-0.400002-r0 - Read and write Changes files
perl-cpan-meta-check-doc-0.014-r0 - Verify requirements in a CPAN::Meta object (documentation)
perl-cpan-meta-check-0.014-r0 - Verify requirements in a CPAN::Meta object
apkbuild-cpan-3.0.2-r0 - Script to generate perl APKBUILD from CPAN
perl-cpan-changes-doc-0.400002-r0 - Read and write Changes files (documentation)
perl-pod-cpandoc-0.16-r0 - perldoc that works for modules you don't have installed
perl-pod-cpandoc-doc-0.16-r0 - perldoc that works for modules you don't have installed (documentation)

I'm not sure if any of those help you; there are two other packages that seem unrelated to cpanm and were therefore not pasted here.
Notice also details for apkbuild-cpan.

You will note from your link that emacs is in the edge (i.e. development stream) repo. You can install that package therefore by enabling the repo:

sudo rnano -w /etc/apk/repositories
# uncomment and modify line where edge is mentioned to appear
# as follows; note that your url for the 'edge' repo could be 
# different dependent on whether you optimized your repo locations
# Type @edge at beginning, as follows

Then you can install a package from @edge :

sudo apk add emacs@edge

The above is demonstrated further in this wiki passage.

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