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Leon Timmermans
December 29, 2012 00:19
Re: How To Build A Perl Package Database
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On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 2:44 AM, Jan Dubois <> wrote:
> I wonder if it isn't time to deprecate all the complex install combinations
> that may have made sense when hard disks was rather limited.
> In ActivePerl we enforce a pretty simplified install layout to be able to
> create an intuitive package manager:
> no sharing of directories between different versions
> every install area has its own bin, etc, lib, and html subdirectories
> the etc subdirectory records packages installed in that location

I think that ship already sailed, if only because different
distributions have very different layouts.

> Anyways, I just wanted to say that without putting some restrictions on how
> modules (and corresponding scripts) can be installed, creating a package
> manager would seem to get even more complex than ExtUtils::Makemaker... :)

What kind of restrictions are you thinking about exactly?


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