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February 8, 2001 10:59
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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I wrote:
> I think zip is the way to go! Is there any
> platform/license or any other restricting issues we should care about zip?
> Is it ported to all platforms Perl currently runs on? Is there a Perl
> for handling zips?

Aren't we re-inventing the wheel here? It strikes me now that ActiveState's
ActivePerl comes with PPM, or `Perl Package Manager'. AFAIK, it's only for
downloading from ActiveState's site, and it only handles installing of
individual modules (althought it checks dependencies and fetches needed
modules as well, but it doesn't solve the problem for scripts/programs).

Anyone of ActiveState there? Can't we adapt PPM so that it handles what's
needed? Or is it too different from what we want? Does it use zip or
tar/gzip or other?

- Branden

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