Subject: Re: request for some additions to pkgsrc: FreeBSD 'BSDPAN', PERL_BUILD and pkg_create -b (see pr 17684)
To: George Michaelson <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/23/2005 09:26:33
On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 02:27:50PM +1000, George Michaelson wrote:
> First is a suggestion from 2002, PR 17684 -This was a set of
> diffs to pkgsrc/lang/perl which adds in the FreeBSD 'BSDPAN'
> modification to make all CPAN and perl Makefile.PL installs create
> valid packaging trails. -The code from 2002 isn't online any more, but
> I think can be easily re-created. 
> This would hugely help me, in tracking local code installation and
> replicating it across multiple hosts. I think it would help a lot of
> other people too.

This was briefly discussed earlier this month:

To summarize, I think BSDPAN is the wrong way to solve the problem
you're describing.


	-- Johnny Lam <>