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On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 21:02:36 +0200
Michele Beltrame <admin@...> wrote:
> > btw, the real issue here is that g-cpan is kinda dumb when it comes
> > to packages that rename themselves (like /perl-tidy/i vs
> > /perltidy/i) - i have thoughts on ways to correct this in the next
> > version, always open
> Yep, the naming of module packages is a bit of a problem in
> circumstances like this. By the way, how is this resolved in
> situations such as LWP vs libwww-perl?
Lucky for me you chose a bad case example ;) LWP is bundled upstream in
libwww-perl-*.tar.gz, so when the current g-cpan goes to resolve it, it
sees libwww-perl and marks it as an existing dep.
Some better examples would be:
gtk2-fu (odd, since dams is both maintainer of the ebuild and author of
And all of this is of course something I didn't consider when we put out
the last release of g-cpan. Plus (like there's not enough fun), it seems
to be lacking in viable feedback on core installed modules versus
needing an ebuild, IO::File being the best (and ok, pretty much only
that I am aware of) example of that.
And don't get me started on the whole PathTools thing...
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