Subject: Re: perl packages and the p5- prefix
To: Soren Jacobsen <>
From: Adam C. Migus <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/30/2003 03:12:43
On Tuesday 30 December 2003 02:51 am, Soren Jacobsen wrote:
> On 12/30 00:06, Adam C. Migus wrote:
> > I'm about to put a bunch of packages in pkgsrc-wip and a question
> > came up regarding when to use the p5- prefix.  I thought it was as
> > simple as if it builds with `perl Makefile.PL' it ought to have a
> > p5- prefix. Does anyone care to comment?
> If it's a module, p5- it.  If it's a script that's written in perl,
> don't bother.  audio/disc-cover is an example of this.
> We do the same for python packages.  rdiff-backup, which is written
> in python, is just rdiff-backup, not py-rdiff-backup.

Sounds like a good scheme to me.  I put six new Perl packages in 
pkgsrc-wip with p5- prefixes.  Each are Perl modules.  One I discovered 
is already there without a p5- prefix.  <bad_joke>I'll contact the 
maintainer sometime tomorrow to resolve the redundancy sometime