Install the Debian-packaged version of a Perl module

function dpan () { PKG=`perl -e '$_=lc($ARGV[0]); s/::/-/g; print "lib$_-perl\n"' $1`; apt-get install $PKG; }
Running 'cpan Module::Name' will install that module from CPAN. This is a simple way of using a similar command to install a packaged Perl module from a Debian archive using apt-get.
Sample Output
# dpan YAML::Tiny
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libyaml-tiny-perl
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 27.6kB of archives.
... etc, etc ...

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By: dave0
2009-03-12 15:39:38

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Free yourself of the backtick plaque. function dpan () { PKG=$(perl -e '$_=lc($ARGV[0]); s/::/-/g; print "lib$_-perl\n"' $1); apt-get install $PKG; }
atoponce · 497 weeks and 1 day ago

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