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Re: rfc: a generic solution for dual-life CPAN packages

Ken Williams
March 30, 2003 20:07
Re: rfc: a generic solution for dual-life CPAN packages
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On Sunday, March 30, 2003, at 09:44  PM, Stas Bekman wrote:

> Ken Williams wrote:
>> On Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 08:36  PM, Stas Bekman wrote:
>>> +lib/            # expose all packages under lib/
>>> -lib/  # but exclude lib/
>>> +lib2/     # expose lib2/
>> Module::Build may soon do something like this, though not in as 
>> though not
> > in as fancy/complex a way.
> it doesn't have to be fancy/complex. To my immediate need a file with 
> explicit listing of all the files to be listed will suffice.
> [...]
> What happens to the modules which don't use Module::Build, but use 
> EU::MM?

You can create and maintain the META.yml file yourself if you want.  
PAUSE isn't going to care who creates it.

> I need to release Apache::Test on CPAN and I can't do that, because of 
> the bundling problem. I don't know how many man-months very spent on 
> writing the current mod_perl 2.0's build, and while it'd be cool to 
> move to Module::Build it'll take a *lot* of time.
> Really, why that should be such a big problem to filter out files 
> which are listed in a given skip list file?

I don't think difficulty is the issue.  The issue is that people don't 
think that's a very good solution to the problem, and we're trying to 
come up with a better one.

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