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Andy Dougherty
February 13, 2001 10:03
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Branden wrote:

> Hello.
> I'm working on the PDD for par. I would like to propose a standard directory
> structure for the files inside the archive, but I realise this depends
> greatly upon the directory structure of Perl itself.
> How does Perl 5 manage its directory structure?

See the INSTALL file supplied with Perl5.6.0 or later.  If you have any
questions after that, let me know and I'll try to answer them.

> in. And Perl 5's directory structure is rather clumsy, I think we should set
> platform-independent conventions for that too, where it's possible. 

You might want to build on top of some of the ideas hinted at in
perl-5.6.0's "installstyle" Configure variable. See Porting/Glossary for
the full definition.

The directory structure may also be affected by the goal of allowing the
simultaneous installation of multiple versions of modules.  (I don't
recall the relevant RFC offhand, but I think there's was also a similar
idea in Larry's Atlanta speech.)

    Andy Dougherty
    Dept. of Physics
    Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042

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