[rrd-users] RRDs perl library not on CPAN?

Maxwell Carey mcarey at ucar.edu
Thu Sep 10 17:57:30 CEST 2015

> Today Cosimo Streppone wrote:
> > I started out by including RRD::Simple, then I noticed it uses
> > RRDs.pm under the hood, so I converted my code to it.
> >
> > I searched for RRDs on the CPAN, but I can't find it,
> > not on metacpan nor on search.cpan.org.
> >
> > Doesn't that make CPAN distributions that need to depend
> > on RRDs/RRDtool automatically broken?
> >

No more broken than any Perl module that has a dependency on an external
library or binary, e.g. SNMP.pm, XML::LibXML, most of the DBD::* modules,
the list goes on.

If you try to install one of these from CPAN without first installing the
dependency, the build will break. This makes sense, if you think about it.
I wouldn't expect DBD::mysql to install properly if I didn't have the MySQL
client installed on my system, for example.
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