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Re: [ID 20000316.010] CPAN modules status

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March 17, 2000 20:41
Re: [ID 20000316.010] CPAN modules status
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>>>>> On Fri, 17 Mar 2000 20:56:43 -0700, Tom Christiansen <> said:

>> > Could be enhanced so that, when certain errors are encountered, a
>> > retry with POLLUTE=1 is attempted?

>> Unfortunately not, because doesn't watch the messages that
>> come out of the make run.

 > That's hardly difficult to arrange.

I've gone back and forth many times over the question if it's a good
idea to intercept the three commands perl Makefile.PL, make, and make
install. My current thinking is, it is impossible to do it right for
perl Makefile.PL because people do the craziest things during this
step. I have the impression, they are not doing many crazy things
during make, but as I haven't really investigated, I cannot tell.

I'm currently leaning towards robustness (i.e. no interception), but
I'm open to suggestions. Maybe with the help of an Expect-like module
one could play on a safe ground, I don't know.


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