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From: "Henry Gebhardt" <hsggebhardt@...>
Subject: Re: CPAN Modules
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 21:44:27 +0100
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 1:31 PM, Michael Hammer <michael@...> wrote:
>  I am writing an ebuild for ikiwki. That's a wiki compiler written in
>  Perl which uses a few modules from CPAN. At least it needs
>
>  Text::Markdown
>  URI
>  HTML::Parser
>  HTML::Template
>  HTML::Scrubber
>
>  Depending on some non global USE I would need a few more CPAN modules
>  I have to install. I would like to use g-cpan but there are a few
>  things which aren't nice to implement.
>
>  * I've asked myself if anybody already has made some kind of function
>   set (eclass?) for automatically install CPAN modules.
>
>  * If I am installing g-cpan as dependency and the user has no overlay
>   defined temporary ebuilds are created to install the Modules but
>   they aren't tracked for update or removal if no longer
>   needed. That's not very cute.
>
>  * The other possibility I see is to create an ebuild for each CPAN
>   module I need. Does that conflict with the idea of g-cpan?
>
>  Thanks for any help in advance

I'd also be interested in the proper way to handle this. Have you
found a solution?

In particular, I am looking at the following modules from cpan:

Tk::DataTree
IPC::XPA

Thanks,
Henry
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