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Re: Save a few hunderd kilobytes or a few hundred perl users?

From:
Hugo van der Sanden
Date:
May 1, 2002 07:03
Subject:
Re: Save a few hunderd kilobytes or a few hundred perl users?
Message ID:
200205011406.g41E6vW23574@crypt.compulink.co.uk
Johan Vromans <jvromans@squirrel.nl> wrote:
:Johnny Lam <jlam@jgrind.org> writes:
:
:> 	perl-5.10.0
:> 	perl-library-standard-1.0
:> 	perl-library-ISP-1.0
:> 	...
:
:Whatever approach we take, two major problems must be solved to
:accomplish this:
: 1: A perl distribution must be able to be (re)located anywhere and
:    use itself as a starting point to find its additional libraries
:    and modules.
:    The way ActiveState's rpm handles it (by patching the binaries and
:    scripts) works, but defeats the rpm functionality to verify an
:    installation.
: 2: Add-on modules (base-perl and site-perl) must be able to fit
:    themselves into an existing perl installation so they can be
:    distributed in prebuilt form.
:
:In short, we need componentized, prebuilt distributions.
:
:Is this being worked on already?

Not that I'm aware; volunteers welcome.

Hugo



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