Nathan (gemsling) wrote,

Stymied by a generous download quota

All I want to do is run a simple Perl script. But...

  • It requires Net::DNS.
  • Fortunately, Net::DNS can be easily installed by using the CPAN module. My Mac does appear to have CPAN. But...
  • CPAN requires make to be able to install Net::DNS.
  • Fortunately, command line tools like make and gcc are available as part of Xcode. I have Xcode. But...
  • The command line tools are either not installed by default or I have an incomplete Xcode installation.
  • Fortunately, it's possible to install them... if you have the Lion version of Xcode. I have the Snow Leopard version.
  • So, all I need to do is upgrade Xcode, install the command line tools, install Net::DNS and run my script. But...
  • I'm in Anglesea. You see the problem there? No? Well, my only Internet access is through my phone. My phone has what I consider to be a generous data usage allowance of 1.5 GB (not huge, but more than twice what I ever use).
  • This quota limitation is not necessarily a problem. But...
  • Xcode 4.3.3 is a 1.43 GB download.

So, it looks like I won't be running this simple script till at least tomorrow night. Joy.

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