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Re: [ITP] perl-5.8.8

On Jun 28 21:32, Reini Urban wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen schrieb:
> >On Jun 21 20:24, Reini Urban wrote:
> >>Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes schrieb:
> >>>On Tue, June 19, 2007 7:24 pm, Reini Urban wrote:
> >>>>I want to it take over from Gerrit.
> >>>Thank you so much.  If it were up to me, you'd get three gold stars.
> >>>
> >>>>Please try to test it. It's a really weird build system.
> >>>>But I'm quite happy with this 5.8.8
> >>
> >>
> >> 
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I'm just looking for the packaging itself.  I'm not a perl programmer,
so I assume you're looking for creating a actually *working* perl
yourself ;)

Ok, that's what looks not quite ok to me:

- Your package pollutes the /usr/bin directory with two versions of
  *almost* every tool in the perl package, foo, foo5.8.8, bar, bar5.8.8,
  etc.  The former 5.8.7 package only created a perl5.8.8 parallel to
  the perl exe, but all other binaries were only available without
  versioning, same as in the Linux distros I have my hands on, btw.

  Almost, because there are two variances:

  - ld2, perlld, ptar and ptardiff only exist in the non-versioned style.
  - psed and pstruct only exist in the versioned style.
- ld2 is not available in the perl package for Linux.  Is that
  binary actually for public consumption?

- The directory /usr/lib/perl5/5.8/auto, present in 5.8.7, is missing.

Everything else looks ok to me.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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