Re: Utility to install a perl module via apt with cpan fallback
I think the intent of this one isn't to create the perl .deb package;
it's simply to select the appropriate .deb package if it already
exists in the mirrors, and simply fall back (as in the subject) to
This is more for users than prospective developers.
But I think it perhaps warrants some work to make a machine that would
fetch CPAN modules and try to run dh-make-perl to construct .deb
packages from them. We could perhaps pick the top rated modules and
try to turn those into packages; for the ones that fail, it would flag
which ones might be more difficult to do.
Just some thinking out loud.
On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Jeremiah Foster
> On Jan 9, 2009, at 9:50 PM, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
>> -=| Gabor Szabo, Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 05:04:47PM +0200 |=-
>>> IMHO this should be a plugin to CPAN and CPANPLUS
> CPANPLUS attempts to do this with CPANPLUS-Dist-Deb,
> http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/dist/CPANPLUS-Dist-Deb . Jos (the creator of
> CPANPLUS) has spoken to me several times about doing more with this module,
> so I am sure he would welcome patches.
>>> so they can revert to use the .deb package if it is available.
>> Sounds nice indeed. This is off my area of expectise, however, so I'll
>> leave the implementation to someone that speaks CPAN natively :)
>> Our version of cpan2deb seems ready in trunk. Once that is uploaded,
>> CPAN gurus can plug it in CPAN*.
> All this stuff is the kind of thing I was talking about last year! Then
> everyone was like, "I don't know, do we want CPAN or CPANPLUS to be able to
> create debs automatically?" Now everyone is like, "w00t! Automated deb
> creation!" :^)
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