Subject: pkg/34523: request to update p5-Net-Z3950 on pkg
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 09/14/2006 12:30:00
>Number:         34523
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       request to update p5-Net-Z3950 on pkg
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Sep 14 12:30:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Juan Zuluaga
>Release:        3.0
System: NetBSD server 3.0 NetBSD 3.0 (GENERIC) #0: Mon Dec 19 01:04:02 UTC 2005
j/home/builds/ab/netbsd-3-0-RELEASE/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

On pkgsrc, the most recent version is p5-Net-Z3950-0.32nb4. (January of 2003!) That module is clearly obsolete. The author says:


The Net::Z3950::ZOOM, ZOOM and Net::Z3950 modules

This distribution contains three Perl modules for the price of one.
They all provide facilities for building information retrieval clients
using the standard Z39.50 and SRW/U protocols, but do so using
different APIs.

- If you are new to this distribution, then you should use the ZOOM
  API, and ignore the others.  It is the cleanest, most elegant and
  intuitive, and most closely follows the letter as well as the spirit
  of the Abstract ZOOM API as specified at

- If you have used the old Net::Z3950 module and have to maintain an
  application that calls that API, then you will want to use the
  Net::Z3950 classes provided in this distribution, which provide an
  API compatible with the old module's implemented on top of the new
  ZOOM code.

- You should definitely not use the Net::Z3950::ZOOM API, which is not
  object-oriented, and instead provides the thinnest possible layer on
  top of the ZOOM-C functions in the YAZ toolkit.  This API exists
  only in order to have ZOOM API built on top of it.
So, would it be possible to have a p5-Net-Z3950-ZOOM-recent, instead of a p5-Net-Z3950-0.32nb4 ? 

(I have tried installing it using perl -MCPAN etc, but it won't work. It does not seem to read the yaz libraries.  I also tried building it as a new pkgsrc package, but bmake won't compile either).