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From: Christian Hartmann <ian@g.o>
Subject: Re: why different ebuilds for perl and libperl?
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 08:08:59 +0100
> 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.

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