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From: Christian Hartmann <ian@g.o>
To: gentoo-perl@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-perl] why different ebuilds for perl and libperl?
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 07:08:48
Message-Id: 200612150808.59141.ian@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-perl] why different ebuilds for perl and libperl? by Vadim
> I am curious for a long time, why there are libperl and perl, which > seemingly both recompile perl.
Michael Cummings ( http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.perl/238 ):
> [...] Right now we have an ebuild for libperl to build a the shared > library, and the in the regular perl ebuild we build a huge honking > static perl. > > I can see some of the rationale of this historically - on a fried box, a > static perl will still run, whereas a dynamic one will be dead if > /usr/lib is toasted. > > But seriously, do we really need to keep these separate? Wouldn't a > (pseudo-ebuild syntax) IUSE="...static" and a if static? (myconf=$myconf > -Dstatic_option) else ( myconf=$myconf -Ddynamic_option) work? (yeah, > that was really bad pseudo-ebuild code, you get the drift).
IIRC we decided on merging libperl and perl in the future. -- Christian Hartmann http://www.gentoo.org/~ian/ PGP Key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x2154E5EE692A4865 Key fingerprint = 4544 EC0C BAE4 216F 5981 7F95 2154 E5EE 692A 4865 -- gentoo-perl@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-perl] why different ebuilds for perl and libperl? Michael Cummings <mcummings@g.o>