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Tatsuhiko Miyagawa
May 24, 2013 18:25
Re: RFC: Removing from the core distribution
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On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 2:25 AM, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:

>> It would not be easy to do on web hosting which does not has
>> possibility of installing modules from CPAN. Also currently
>> requires FCGI which requires compiler which frequently is not
>> installed.
> Yes, this is strange. The core merrily ships without FCGI, yet the
> CPAN version of insists that FCGI is a hard dependency. Clearly the
> dependency can't be a hard dependency, else the version shipped by the core
> wouldn't work.
> And, as you say, the dependency makes it hard to install (or upgrade)
> on a system without a compiler.
> What stops making FCGI optional? Or splitting out the FCGI support
> into a separate distribution?

+1 to get FCGI dependency out of and make a separate
distribution. My experience tells Mark Stosberg, current maintainer of, is likely in favor of splitting out these kinds of
dependencies out of distributions.

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

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