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Peter Prymmer
October 10, 2000 10:13
RE: [ID 20001009.009] what if cc changes?
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On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Moore, Paul wrote:

> 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.

Yes there is interest in this -- judging by the number of posts in other
forums that I have seen concerning folks' trials with .rpm, .deb, package,
etc. distributions of perl.  I was aware of the ppd target for ppm, but
until you mentioned it I did not know that ppm itself was not widely
available.  That seems a shame.

Peter Prymmer

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