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From:
philippe.bruhat
Date:
January 2, 2013 00:41
Subject:
Re: How To Build A Perl Package Database
Message ID:
20130102002323.GA6694@swoosh
On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 05:48:10PM +0100, Johan Vromans wrote:
> Tim Bunce <Tim.Bunce@pobox.com> writes:
> 
> > A separate install database for each install location seems like the
> > only workable approach.
> 
> Store the complete distribution in a git repository?
> 

One issue I had when trying to store distributions with Git::CPAN::Hook is
that if a file does not change between two versions of a distribution,
then git won't "detect" it.

That was an issue for me, as I tried to create special tree objects for
each distribution, so that "install this version of the distribution"
would basically mean "apply the patch that creates the whole tree". This
does not work if the tree does not contain files that haven't changed
between versions.

Depending on what you meant, that could be an issue for you too.

-- 
 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

 When you double-cross a friend, you triple-cross yourself.
                                     (Moral from Groo The Wanderer #8 (Epic))

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