Some of our PERL tools require some CPAN modules that are not part of the standard Ubuntu distribution. It's obviously possible to install the module using CPAN but I like using deb packages where possible as then you only have one repository to manage. Fortunately with dh-make-perl it is possible to quickly turn any CPAN module in to a debian package!Read more
InitRd is a temporary file system used in the boot process of the Linux kernel. initrd and initramfs refer to slightly different schemes for loading this file system into memory. It contains user-space helpers to do the hardware detection, module loading and device discovery necessary to get the real root file system mounted.