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H.Merijn Brand
August 3, 2010 00:34
Re: Raphael Manfredi: Re: Metaconfig README file
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On Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:15:09 -0400 (EDT), Andy Dougherty
<> wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Jul 2010, Harlan Stenn wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > 
> > I'd appreciate getting the update described below into
> > - is this
> > message sufficient to get that done or is there somebody I should work with?
> First, please accept my apologies for this mixup.  The distribution
> you have found is primarily for the metaconfig units needed to build
> perl.  The README file you refer to is really more of a How-To.  The
> full Credits file is indeed included as   dist-3.0at70b/Credits  .
> Still, I completely agree that the README should give appropriate
> credit and be clearer about the whole overall organization.

I updated the complete perl5 metaconfig chain to 3.5 a while back, and
while the git repo still contains the 3.0 versions, they are not used
anymore at all. They are just in the repo, because it is a straight
conversion from perforce. The now used 3.5 files are not in the git
repo at all.

Though my top-level metaconfig folder holds:

metaconfig > l
./            dist@              dist-3.0at70.tbz*    README
../           dist-3.0at70/      dist-3.5-20/      Makefile.PL      README_U
bin/          dist-3.0at70b/     .git/             metaconfig.html  U/
Conf.diff.21  dist-3.0at70b.tbz  .gitignore        .package         U.check/
metaconfig > ll dist
3866637 lrwxrwxrwx 1 merijn users 11 2008-10-17 08:41 dist -> ../lib/dist

The README describes how to get started using the original metaconfig
package, for which some files are overruled by files in U/modified and
a lot were added in several other folders under U.

I'll try to think about what would be best to update in the README to
explain this better.

> I'll take a look at clearing this all up and documenting it better.
> Thanks for pointing this out, and for your contributions to
> metaconfig.

H.Merijn Brand      Perl Monger
using 5.00307 through 5.12 and porting perl5.13.x on HP-UX 10.20, 11.00,
11.11, 11.23, and 11.31, OpenSuSE 10.3, 11.0, and 11.1, AIX 5.2 and 5.3. 

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