Subject: Re: perl package questions
To: None <Erik.Bertelsen@worldonline.dk>
From: Johnny C. Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/20/2001 17:20:57
> If the modules becoming part of the base distribution of perl don't
> get updated (too often) by themselves, this is fine with me.
> But remember that CGI.pm was distributed with perl even back in the 5.004_04
> days, but that it has been updated many times in between the perl releases.
> In this particular case, I feel that a "real" p5-CGI package is the only way
> to go.
Even if they are installed as part of the base install, it doesn't
preclude them from also being installed in site_perl and overriding
the base library module. So what I'd like to do is:
perl5 (5.6.1) depends on perl5-base, perl-mk
p5-Data-Dumper (2.110) depends on USE_PERL5
p5-Devel-DProf (20000000) depends on USE_PERL5
p5-Devel-Peek (1.0001nb1) depends on USE_PERL5
p5-CGI (2.752) depends on USE_PERL5
If the modules get updated separately, as I expect p5-CGI might, then
we simply build and install into site_perl, overriding the installed
base CGI module.
Does that clarify things?
-- Johnny C. Lam <email@example.com>
Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University