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John Peacock
July 31, 2001 13:38
Re: perl@11523
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Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2001 at 02:45:08PM -0400, John Peacock wrote:
> > So now, all I need to do is write a script to walk through the
> > existing perllocal.pod and grab one instance of each locally installed
> > module and then pass that as a list to Configure.  OR, should I patch
> > Configure to do that for me when I type -Dextras=perllocal???
> I don't think that Configure should do such things automatically.
> (How would it know which perllocal to scan?)
> But an external script, sure.  (You might also consider using
> to do the scanning.)

It is not doing it automatically; I asked for it.  I guess my point 
is that there should be a more automated way to populate the new Perl
with all of the existing site-specific modules.  Would you feel more
inclined if it required


instead?  I am thinking of times when there is not likely to be 
binary compatibility between versions and ALL site modules will need 
to be reinstalled.  At the very least, extend -Dextras to support
pulling the list from a file and let the admin figure out how to fill
the file.

How about


with the file being a line oriented list of modules which should be
fetched/installed.  Plus we provide a script to extract the contents
of perllocal.pod and let the admin edit it before running Configure.


John Peacock
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