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Nicholas Clark
February 3, 2012 11:19
Re: Reaction to Redhat/Fedora modified releases
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On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 07:46:49PM +0100, Steffen Mueller wrote:
> On 02/02/2012 11:25 AM, Jerome Quelin wrote:
> > On 12/02/02 04:02 -0500, David Golden wrote:
> >> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 2:47 AM, Todd Rinaldo<>  wrote:
> >>> 1. Exclude anything dual life in my perl-core package that will
> >>> conflict with a CPAN version. This is mostly bin scripts.
> >>
> >> Could you elaborate on why .pm files aren't an issue?  (Are your RPMs
> >> shadowing the core-installed ones?)
> >
> > because perl already splits @INC to core / vendor / site, in different
> > directories (and that's awesome). there's unfortunately only one bin
> > directory. :-)
> That depends. With the's perl builds, there is a site/bin. 
> Good solution for us, likely rather bad solution for a linux distro.

One could solve this by having the "script" installed in /usr/bin be an
extremely thin dispatcher wrapper, which looks in a "site/bin", "vendor/bin"
and then "core/bin" for the real thing that it wants to exec.

One could also use this for something like /usr/bin/perldoc, as a wrapper to
call it if found in "core/bin", and otherwise print the OS "localised" help
text for "You need to install the [_1] package to use this program."

Nicholas Clark

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