Red Hat, RPMs and Perl

Scott Penrose scottp at
Tue Aug 20 23:01:52 CDT 2002

On Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at 01:42 , Joshua Goodall wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 12:25:27PM +1000, Simon Taylor wrote:
>> Our 10c worth is that we have taken the CPAN only approach on our 
>> servers and
>> on all our clients servers.
>> We remove the vendors packages completely, install perl from source 
>> and use
>> the CPAN module to install everything else.
> FreeBSD 5.0's perl port will include a very nice facility called
> BSDPAN which basically integrates CPAN and the standard freebsd
> package system; that is, installing via CPAN results in a system
> package appearing that can then also be passed around.
> The general idea of abstracting ones package management to fit that
> of an upstream "vendor" seems to me very desirable.

Perfect !. We will have to make DEBPAN. mh-make-perl is sooo close, but 
not the full automation.

Scott Penrose
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