Re: [rt.cpan.org #58445] overzealous usage of configure_requires considered harmful
On 19 June 2010 18:52, Guy Hulbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-19-06 at 19:30 +0300, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
>> When I am in a situation like this, I the following actions in order.
>> 1. Install the package from squeeze or sid. Most of the time this
>> works right away and APT pinning helps not to pull the whole
>> distribution into the stable environment.
>> 2. Backport the package from squeeze or sid. This is seldom
>> necessary. The most common case is modules with XS.
> Could you not (2) try install from the source package for modules with
> XS so your step (2) would become (3).
Backporting is the process of building for stable from a newer source
package, so I don't see a difference between these two. You could
potentially contribute any packages like this to lenny-backports, via
the perl team.
I might have added "installing from lenny-backports" at (2), however.
Tim Retout <email@example.com>