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Re: [64bit] Biber packaging questions
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Philip Kime <philkime at kime dot org dot uk>, Reini Urban <rurban at x-ray dot at>
- Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:18:02 +0200
- Subject: Re: [64bit] Biber packaging questions
- References: <51B8813F dot 6060207 at cornell dot edu>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com, Philip Kime <philkime at kime dot org dot uk>
On Jun 12 10:10, Ken Brown wrote:
> Here are my questions:
> 1. Should these build prerequisites be added to the 64bit distro?
> Otherwise it will be difficult for others to rebuild biber from
In theory, yes. Ideally for 32 and 64 bit, even if you don't really
need it for 32 bit.
> 2. Biber requires perl 5.16 or later, so I did a quick and dirty
> build of perl-5.16.3. By "quick and dirty" I mean that I simply
> took Yaakov's perl.cygport and removed all patches that wouldn't
> apply. This is no problem for *users* of biber.exe, since the
> latter includes the perl DLL. But again it makes it difficult for
> others to replicate the build until the official perl is updated. I
> have no idea what to do about this.
AFAIR Reini wrote something about perl 5.16 having some serious bugs,
or problems which makes it unfeasible for the distro. Reini, can you
chime in here?
> 3. There is a completely different approach I could take. Namely, I
> could simply package Biber as a perl module and forget about packing
> it into a Perl Archive. If I do this, then users will need perl
> 5.16 or later, as well as most or all of the perl modules listed
> above, so the RFU will have to wait for a perl update; but that's
> probably not serious. Would this be preferable? I'm not aware of
> any Linux distros that do this, though someone did do it
> unofficially for Fedora:
I would say that's up to you, but it doesn't really sound like the
right thing to do.
> P.S. I'm copying Philip Kime, the Biber developer. He should
> probably be kept in the CC for all replies.
Yep, hi Philip!
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