Perl TM on Mac OSX

Yesterday I wondered how much effort it would be to install the Perl TM distribution on a MacBook Pro.

Of course I made sure that the Xcode 3.0 developer tools were installed from the shipped DVD, and amazingly enough a cpan frontend to the CPAN mirror servers was already installed together with the Perl 5.8.8 there.

Then the usual incantation:

macbook:~ rho$ sudo cpan
Terminal does not support AddHistory.

cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v1.7602)
ReadLine support available (try 'install Bundle::CPAN')

cpan> install TM
CPAN: Storable loaded ok
Going to read /Users/rho/.cpan/Metadata
  Database was generated on Thu, 03 Jul 2008 18:02:53 GMT
Running install for module TM
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  /usr/bin/make install  -- OK

cpan>

Some downloads and many test cases later, the package was installed, leaving me completely surprised. I was expecting havoc...

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