I went crazy from perl and the installation of their modules. For some icinga checks we need to install a few base perl packages using cpanminus. It's taking a long time before the installation succeeds depending on the internet connection or server specifications.

Using a puppet exec to automate this installation is frustrating because the timeout is unpredictable and could take hours from time to time!

So I started to look for a way to package it into an rpm which I can distribute over our own yum repository.

The first software I got reviewed is cpan2rpm, it looked promising …