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Jarkko Hietaniemi
July 31, 2001 14:25
Re: perl@11523
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> It is not doing it automatically; I asked for it.  I guess my point 

Well, yes.  But I don't want to embed the logic of parsing
perllocal.pod into Configure: that's what I meant by automatic.

> 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
> 	-Dextras=/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/cygwin/perllocal.pod
> 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
> 	-Dextrasfile=here_is_my_listing
> with the file being a line oriented list of modules which should be
> fetched/installed.

What's wrong with -Dextras=`some command here`?  (well, maybe line
length and shell variable size limitations... but one can use bundles
to work around these)

> Plus we provide a script to extract the contents
> of perllocal.pod and let the admin edit it before running Configure.

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