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Re: Stop turning CPAN modules into Cygwin packages
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Igor Peshansky wrote:
> FWIW, some of these modules might be worth packaging as part of the Cygwin
> Perl package (in vendor_perl), rather than as separate packages.
Actually, I wish that we would NOT be doing this. Separate modules
should be packaged separately, because otherwise, as we have it now:
1) updating a module requires repackaging (and redownloading, and
reinstalling...) the entire perl;
2) alternatively, the modules just get neglected and go stale;
3) some modules have binary dependencies which the perl core does not
have, e.g. XML-LibXML.
IMO these should all be broken out. (Hint: as Eric just discovered,
packaging perl modules is *really* easy with cygport. But then again,
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