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Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases

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Leon Timmermans
January 26, 2012 06:48
Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases
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On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:41 PM, Jerome Quelin <> wrote:
> in fact, the "problem" comes from the fact that perl is shipping
> what is basically an equivalent to a package manager (sthg that allows
> user to fetch updates & install them).
> we distributors would like the package manager be our native one, that
> is urpmi/yum/aptitude/whatever. this does not mean that we don't want to
> ship cpan/cpanplus/cpanm/whatever (we do ship them), we just want perl's
> package management to be a fallback if we do not ship a wanted module.
> therefore, shipping a minimal perl with no module would allow us to
> compile perl and bootstrap the needed modules, all of them in their
> respective perl-$MODULE package.

But that does give problems when one isn't in the position to install
packages, for whatever reason. Without the toolchain essentials, one
can not escape from that box. Having to bootstrapping those by hand is
a serious PITA.


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