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Tim Bunce
December 20, 2012 17:56
Re: How To Build A Perl Package Database
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On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 11:42:06AM +0100, Leon Timmermans wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Tim Bunce <> wrote:
> > A separate install database for each install location seems like the only
> > workable approach.
> One minor complication of that is the strictest sense an "install
> location" isn't all that well defined. Or perhaps I should say every
> dist has 8 install locations with unspecified relationship on the
> filesystem (lib, arch, bin, script, libdoc, bindoc, libhtml, binhtml).
> In practice you may want to use lib *and* arch (they are never used
> simultaneously, but stuff in lib may be shared over different perl
> installations, contrary to arch which should be for one specific
> install).

Good point.
Strengthening the definition of an "install location" would be good.
Supporting only the common subset of possible layouts seems reasonable.


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