Fedora And Perl

So I’m one of those folks that once upon a time, used RedHat based distro’s almost exclusively. Then I moved on to better things 🙂

But most of the companies I’ve been at have used RH systems, and as a Perl developer, it’s hindered me when trying to find the packages I want.

If you are using Fedora/RH this page might help in knowing what modules and versions are available in the default repositories:

“Fedora Perl Packages”:http://home.comcast.net/~ckweyl/test.html

Broken preCharge

Recently I have been playing with the Business::FraudDetect modules for various reasons, and got into playing with the “preCharge plugin”:http://search.cpan.org/~ivan/Business-OnlinePayment-3.00_07/FraudDetect/preCharge.pm. At first glance, things looked really good, and the majority are. It plugs into the 3.x release of “Business::OnlinePayment”:http://search.cpan.org/~ivan/Business-OnlinePayment-3.00_07/, allows for automated screens before submitting to your merchant account.

The problem is the person who wrote it was apparently doing it just as a contract, and left it. It is missing several important fields, and has a couple of typos that make it not work with the API correctly.

But never fear, and patch has been submitted to Ivan, the BOP owner, and he’ll be adding it in. Not sure if he is wanting to pass the package over to me though.

Also added to BOP, a new feature to request the fraud information from your base class. Handy for future reporting.

BOP::CyberSource is updated

“Peter”:http://www.peterabowen.com/ got around to uploading my patches to the “Business::OnlinePayment::CyberSource”:http://search.cpan.org/~pbowen/Business-OnlinePayment-CyberSource-2.00/CyberSource.pm module finally. If you use BOP, and CyberSource, this is what you need, especially since it takes into consideration the new ‘RequestToken’ fields.

If you have any questions about it, or find a bug, let me know.