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Alan Burlison
October 6, 2003 13:23
Re: Hidden dependencies?
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Sam Vilain wrote:

> 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.

If the want to do that, they can use pkgproto, or even my mksvr4pkg script, 
which uses the existig .packlist files.  In fact, the .packlist files 
provide most of the information that is needed for packaging, and they are 
already a standard part of perl.

> 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

I split it because it was too big to fit into the Solaris miniroot (install 
boot) image.  It was arbitrary, and I would like to see a standard way of 
doing this.

I don't use the sunfreeware one because a) it isn't built with our compilers 
b) it doesn't have all the patches in the Solaris version c) it doesn't 
include our extra modules d) it isn't configured to go under /usr/perl5 and 
e) it isn't integrated into the Solaris build.  Other than that, it is fine ;-)

Alan Burlison

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