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I'm having some dependency issues with some packages. I have to use CPANPLUS (cpan & cpanm are not options) is there any way I can skip dependencies when installing a package? --force seems to install all dependencies (even if they're already installed and is leading to a circular dep in this case) and --skiptest just skips tests.

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If the dependencies are already installed, what is the issue you're encountering that creates a circular dependencies? – HerbN Aug 23 '10 at 16:59
@HerbN I'll quote myself "--force installs all dependencies even if they're already installed" when 2 packages depend on each other --force will continue to install the deps back and forth.... it was very annoying, I manually resolved the problem which really doesn't resolve this question. – xenoterracide Sep 4 '10 at 3:02

You always could just download the .deb file (or .rpm/.tgz, depending on your distro) and just extract it and extract the data.tgz (in .deb files, at least) to /. Of course, this is rather ugly as the package isn't tracked and therefore not very easily removed.

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the package isn't tracked normally if you use cpanplus (at least by your package manager). The reason I /have/ to use cpanplus is that there's an extension which allows packages to be installed with my package manager. btw not all 20k+ cpan modules are packaged by debian. I don't use a .deb or .rpm distro, and I know how to package stuff for my distro. – xenoterracide Aug 8 '10 at 22:03
downmodded because it doesn't answer the question asked. – xenoterracide Aug 8 '10 at 22:04

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