Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
To: Jim Bernard <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/31/1998 10:32:11
On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Jim Bernard wrote:

: So the perl library tree _can_ perfectly well be shared among machines
: of varying architectures, and could quite reasonably be installed in
: share.  However, it's installed in lib instead, polluting that tree
: needlessly.

This can be fixed with proper patching.

Perl does segregate architecture-dependent files into their own
subdirectories.  I can see this fixed by pre-polluting some of the directory
names given to "Configure".  I'll make note to check up on the feasibility
of this later (among other changes to perl).

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.