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February 28, 2009 11:56
Re: deprecating
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>>>>> On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:46:29 +0000, Nicholas Clark <> said:

  > Anyway, help wanted. Does anyone want to do any of:

  > 6: Propose a patch for

I have a partial solution[0] but there is an obstacle. Here's the
Makefile.PL of the CPAN version of Switch-1.14:

  use ExtUtils::MakeMaker;
      NAME => q[Switch],
      VERSION_FROM => q[],
      PREREQ_PM => { 'Filter::Util::Call' => 0, 'Text::Balanced' => 0 },
      INSTALLDIRS => $] >= 5.00703 ? 'perl' : 'site',

For all modules that set INSTALLDIRS to 'perl' the installation simply
overwrites the already installed or even refrains from doing
it when the files are really identical. In such a case installing from
CPAN with MakeMAker does not resolve the situation.

Are you intending to demand that these distros be changed to always
specify "site"?

[0] git:// commit 22a8f07

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