The difficulty or ease of packaging Perl/Python/Ruby/PHP applications
I am not frequently writing and even then I mostly make just noise...
I am not sure how much cross-language and application level packaging
experiences do you have but your are the only Debian people I know so I am
asking this here :-)
Recently I installed Trac (written in Python) on my Ubuntu machine and
to be a very simple installation with some minimal manual
configuration after running
In PHP, AFAIK, the application developers tend to include all their
in their application.
In Perl - at least in the CPAN aware part of it - they usually just
give you a list of
dependencies and you have to somehow install all of those before you can attempt
to install your application.
There are exceptions. e.g. Krang http://www.krangcms.com/ while
developed by some
very CPAN aware people comes packaged with the set of CPAN modules it needs.
So which applications are easier to package in Debian? Those written
in Perl, Python,
Ruby or PHP? Is there some clear line there or is that just really
application to application?
Is there something the Perl community can learn from the others that
will make the life
of the (Debian) packagers easier?