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RE: [ID 20001009.009] what if cc changes?

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Moore, Paul
October 10, 2000 01:40
RE: [ID 20001009.009] what if cc changes?
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From: Peter Prymmer []
> My guess is that adding 'bindist' to MakeMaker could proceed without
> harming an effort to produce a more dynamic than 
> what is current practice.

AIUI, the "PPM" binary format is usable on any platform - just do "make ppd"
to make the .ppd file, and then tar/gz the "blib" directory from the build.
Take the two of these to the target machine, and use PPM to install them.

The only problem(s) are (1) PPM has dependencies (like XML::Parder) which
may not be present - chicken & egg problem, and (2) as far as I know, PPM is
not available from CPAN, or indeed anywhere independently of ActiveState's
distributions. I don't believe that there is any licensing reason why it
shouldn't be available, maybe someone in ActiveState could put PPM onto
CPAN, so that it could be used.

Again, I don't know how much interest there would be in this, but it is
there already.


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