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Re: perl Bundle::Cygwin / perl-bundle-cygwin package
- From: "Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports)" <yselkowitz at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 13:14:06 -0600
- Subject: Re: perl Bundle::Cygwin / perl-bundle-cygwin package
- References: <20051222174601.GB3764@efn.org>
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Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> I'm working on creating a bundle of common Perl modules that build and
> pass all significant tests on cygwin.
> I hope to have it accepted as a cygwin package.
I think it's preferable to make separate packages for each module. My
1) this is the precedent set by Linux distributions;
2) bumping one module doesn't require rolling a whole bundle;
3) separate modules minimizes unnecessary dependencies;
4) I'm sure there's something else I'm forgetting.
IOW, I do NOT like this idea.
If, OTOH, I do believe that more perl modules should go into the distro,
without packaging the entire CPAN, certainly:
1) modules which don't build OOTB (e.g. Tk, gtk2-perl bindings, etc.);
2) modules which are prerequisites for other packages (e.g.
ExtUtils::PkgConfig, necessary for building gtk2-perl bindings).
The same would apply, of course, to python and ruby. You'll see I
already have a large selection on Cygwin Ports, although not all of
those are candidates for the distro.
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