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Sam Vilain
October 3, 2003 10:37
Re: Hidden dependencies?
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On Fri, 03 Oct 2003 09:51, Alan Burlison wrote;

  > This seems like a far more reasonable approach, although it won't
  > help me too much for Solaris as I massage the perl distribution
  > anyway (e.g.  removing non-relevant architecture files, splitting
  > perl into 2 bits etc).  However in general I think a META.yml is a
  > good idea.

Another argument to include a SysV package control directory in the
Perl tree, so that people can just `pkgmk -o /my/spool CPANperl' (hmm,
after running `make').  Because I bet that other people would
appreciate your inclusion of what are essentially `fixes' particular
to using the software on Solaris.

Out of interest, how did you split your perl; do you think it is
generally useful and worth including as example packaging scripts?
What was wrong with the ones on

Perhaps someone with packaging experience for other SysV package based
systems can pipe up here and say if the same control files are useful
for, say, HP-UX.
Sam Vilain,

A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
 -- Mahatma Gandhi 

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