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From: Michael Cummings <mcummings@g.o>
To: gentoo-perl@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-perl] [RFC] Some thoughts on the next release of perl
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2007 21:50:34
Message-Id: 20070404215008.GB22850@paradox.datanode.net
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-perl] [RFC] Some thoughts on the next release of perl by Antoine Raillon
On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 04:08:44PM +0200, Antoine Raillon wrote:
> >* Redoing the re-order @INC patch > btw I see one question here, about g-cpan : I love this small tool but > it puts modules to vendor (as they're added by portage), so de-reversing > @INC in favor of site will probably push users to use CPAN/CPANPLUS > directly instead of g-cpan. Is it a problem ?
easily fixed with some eclass magic (we should get after your mentor to show you the ins and outs of the eclasses - and for those of you not sure, I'm cab's mentor :)
> That would be quite nice, but won't it be a problem with modules > requiring a specific version of libperl.so ? And if we also change > modules directories to match perl version, some modules may disappear to > the user's view while portage says they're here, isn't it ? I feel I'm > missing something here ;)
well, what i was trying to suggest (but this goes back to fiddling with @inc patch) is to create an agnostic vendor directory that is devoid of perl version information so that it's always /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl for portage installed modules - but this is said without actually see if it would work with a slotted perl. Might make more headaches than it's worth (at which point, what's the point in a slotted perl if you have to rebuild everything multiple times perl perl).
> > second point, is there a reason/policy in favor of a perl-config tool > more than an eselect module ?
nope. me grok bash, no grokie grok eselect :)
> ++, > cab > > -- > gentoo-perl@g.o mailing list >
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