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Re: [ID 20001009.009] what if cc changes?

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Peter Prymmer
October 10, 2000 10:16
Re: [ID 20001009.009] what if cc changes?
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On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Alan Burlison wrote:

> Wot, you mean like this?
> --------------------
> $ mktarpkg   
> This will build tar archives for Perl and any selected modules.
> You can opt either to just build individual tar archives for Perl and
> selected modules, or you can choose to build a combined archive that
> also includes an install shell script.  The shell script will allow
> selection of the modules to be installed.
> Do you wish to build a combined Perl + module archive? [y] n
> Finding all installed modules...
> Do you want to package the Perl core? [y] n


> All the information needed to do this is there already in the form of
> the .packlist files, along with the ExtUtils::Packlist and
> ExtUtils::Installed modules.  The only thing missing is module
> dependency information.  I've offered this up for consideration several
> times but it has been met with waves of indifference.

Yes that is the functionality that I desire.  It appears to use
Archive::Tar(?)  I suppose there will be some who prefer the flexibility 
of "native" archive/compress but tar is widely implemented (IIRC Chris
Nandor's Mac port of CPAN uses Archive::Tar to unpackage tar balls on
Mac OS).

I'll make a note to check out the package on a few different platforms.
Thanks for the pointer.

Peter Prymmer

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