Re: [rt.cpan.org #58445] overzealous usage of configure_requires considered harmful
Unfortunately I've been really busy and have not been able to commit
enough free time to one of my favourite hobbies, which is of course,
working with Perl.
Hopefully I will eventually get into a more balanced schedule that
will leave me more time to work on these things. In the meantime, I'm
forwarding this message to the Debian Perl Group and have high hopes
that the gurus there can shed some light on this.
On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 1:08 PM, David Golden <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jawnsy -- could you please look at this ticket and see what M::B can
> do that would be most helpful to people wanting to build packages on
> Debian? I don't want to add files that conflict with the ones in the
> existing libmodule-build-perl repository.
> -- David
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Tina Muller via RT <bug-Module-Build@rt.cpan.org>
> Date: Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 11:22 AM
> Subject: [rt.cpan.org #58445] overzealous usage of configure_requires
> considered harmful
> Queue: Module-Build
> Ticket <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=58445 >
> I'm maybe getting off topic now, but adding a debian/preinst and a
> debian/postrm file would be really helpful for automatically creating
> debian packages.
> So the preinst file should contain:
> dpkg-divert --package libmodule-build-perl --add --rename --divert /usr/
> bin/config_data.perl /usr/bin/config_data
> and the postrm:
> dpkg-divert --package libmodule-build-perl --remove --rename --divert /
> usr/bin/config_data.perl /usr/bin/config_data
> This would save many many developers creating debian packages lots of
> time =)
> At the moment I believe many just give up because the workaround is not
> easy to find.
> Would be glad if you could think about it.