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From: Antoine Raillon <antoine.raillon@...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Réf. : Re: g-cpan ;)
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 01:49:37 +0200
Le mardi 10 mai 2005 à 20:32 +0200, Michael Cummings a écrit :
> OK, I'm going to cut this up a little, but to bring everyone into the chain 
> for a discussion cab and I were having about g-cpan (or my responses) :)
> 
> >- What about the --upgrade ? I'm not sure it's a good idea (at least for
> >now). It relys too much on user's behaviour imho, praying that he didn't
> >delete/move his overlays/ebuilds. Maybe there could be another way using
> >/var/db to find what we need. I think that for now beu's suggestion of a
> >simple --list to get all ebuilds handled by g-cpan would be a better first
> >step ;)
> 
> I'd kind of like to keep the upgrade (now that it's there). The idea behind it 
> is if user installs module-foo-1 via g-cpan, they can't in the old system 
> upgrade it without removing the ebuilds from their overlay. This gives them 
> the ability to upgrade, as well as to tweak/update for upstream changes. Also 
> means we can say "we don't support it, but use g-cpan to upgrade it" (beu 
> knows what i'm talking about re: recent bug history)

Well, ok, let's keep it ;)
It has to be cleaned however ;p
and the --list should also be available (it's probably almost the same
code however ;p)

> >- would a special file dedicated to g-cpan be a good thing ? now that it's
> >a standalone application, we maybe could have it to be a bit bigger. For
> >example, this (these) files could allow us to store ebuild infos (what has
> >already been generated, pathes, versions.. etc), or as small CPAN infos
> >repository, by having an internal db of versions of every modules without
> >having to call CPAN each time we launch g-cpan. a g-cpan --update command
> >would update this mini-db, or we could force it on a regular basis, or add
> >a check in g-cpan.
> 
> Not sure I follow (I think I do, but could you expand?)

Well my original idea was to avoid new downloads each time you run
g-cpan as user to do search. I admit it's a very specific case ;p
Sniper tried to convince me I was wrong, but i'm not totally convinced
yet ;p

> >- Thinking about config and optional options, wouldn't a config file be an
> >helpful thing ? let's say a /etc/g-cpan.conf, that would allow us to store
> >default behaviour, delays between forced update, and such things..
> 
> or ~/.g-cpan.conf since we now support user calls :)

We support them for searches only ;)
I'd prefer if this file was system-wide, I just think it's the way it
should be =)

> >- a special sub for md5ing things ? ($md5 = md5-sum($file)). It would clean
> >some lines ;)

I've done this one tonight

> as well as the whole scanning the tree parts :)

Tomorrow maybe ? but your code is dense and i don't fully understand
it ;)
/me refuses to broke anything ;p

> >- updating exit_usage ;p
> yeah - thinking we might not want to remove the generated config for cpan, 
> just tell them its there and they can fix it if they want better performance

and checking for what will stay in those ./cpan dirs too (especially if
we use them as local overlays ;p)

Sniper had some other ideas, but i'll let him introduce them ;)


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