Subject: Re: .packlist might be incorrect if DESTDIR is used for Perl modules
To: None <>
From: Klaus Heinz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/20/2007 16:41:23
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

> >   pure_vendor_install ::
> >         $(NOECHO) $(MOD_INSTALL) \
> >                 read $(VENDORARCHEXP)/auto/$(FULLEXT)/.packlist \
> >                 write $(DESTINSTALLVENDORARCH)/auto/$(FULLEXT)/.packlist
> Grmbl. I love Perl. Grmbl.
> Want to patch Perl itself to do the right thing?

I haven't got the faintest idea what consequences patching Perl in this
area could have. Why Perl (or rather ExtUtils::MakeMaker) wants to read
the _old_ .packlist for installation of a _new_ package in the first place
is not really clear.

I guess input from Johnny Lam regarding this would be welcome.