Could people please take a look at the archives? I'll comment however we have gone over this before, not very long ago actually.. On Tue, Mar 30, 1999 at 11:02:41AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote: > Le Mon, Mar 29, 1999 at 04:30:13PM -0700, John Lapeyre écrivait: <snip> > > the policy will be for the new perl modules. Will we follow the default > > installation that perl 5.005 provides (at least for those mods under > > /usr/lib/perl5 ) ? It might be nice to have an archive with all of the > > discussion in it. Picking threads out of devel from the past few months is > > not a savory proposition ! > > I'll try a summary but I may be wrong on some points : > - all CPAN perl modules will use the versionned directories and they'll > depend on perl5.005 (and NOT perl). That way, when perl5.006 comes out > they won't break. All perl modules.. (Though at some point a bit for common perl modules may become useful, there are some very hazardous traps with doing such) > - perl programs/scripts should still depend on perl (perl should be > provided by perl5.005 even if perl may be a dummy package that would depend > on the latest perl => if a package depend on a specific perl they'll need > to change the dependency to perl5.005 or we may encounter problems > with versionned provides !) No, the perl and perl-base packages will be completely empty and will always depend on the perl5.004 packages, they will be there to ease upgrades from slink and earlier, nothing more.. > - there is currently no policy for the possible perl-thread, but that can > be easily added when perl-thread will be packaged With my scheme it will be trivial to add a perl5.005t or however you want to name it, just treat it as another version of perl.. Zephaniah E. Hull. <snip> > > Cheers, > -- > Raphaël Hertzog >> 0C4CABF1 >> http://prope.insa-lyon.fr/~rhertzog/ -- PGP EA5198D1-Zephaniah E. Hull <firstname.lastname@example.org>-GPG E65A7801 Keys available at http://whitestar.soark.net/~warp/public_keys. CCs of replies from mailing lists are encouraged.
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