Re: additional thoughts about the new packages
Le Thu, Jun 24, 1999 at 08:36:57AM -0700, Darren/Torin/Who Ever... écrivait:
> This isn't good enough though. Data::Dumper is special. It's the only
> one that will actually go away on install of Perl 5.005.
> The explanation I've put in the README of the ftp/http site is:
> e) After Perl-5.005 is installed, Data::Dumper is replaced.
> Unfortunately, if you still want to use a module built using the
> non-versioned Perl and it uses Data::Dumper, you'll fail.
<possible solutions if really needed ...>
Ok, then I can package libdata-dumper-perl-5.004 and make it provide
data-dumper. The problem is that if it provides data-dumper the
perl-5.005 conflict will forbid his installation ...
But I think i've got a better idea : we make perl-5.004
depends (or recommends but with that we may never be sure) on
libdata-dumper-perl-5.004 and this package provide/conflict/replaces
data-dumper. No need to make perl-5.005 conflict with data-dumper,
it could simply provide and replace it.
But we'll have a problem with the Data::Dumper manpage. I do not want it
to be the property of libdata-dumper-perl-5.004 if perl-5.005 is installed.
In fact, i'm not really convinced that we need all this crap. The simplest
solution may be to remove the conflicts (and only the conflicts) between
perl-5.005 and Data::Dumper until the transition to perl-5.005 has been
completed. This way Data::Dumper will still be available for the
old perls (perl_5.004.04 and perl-5.004) and it will be removed when it
will be of no use for any package (ie when you'll add the conflict
> - From looking at the code, the only way that I could see that happening
> would be if the incpush line we've add for Debian has addsubdirs =
> TRUE. You said you were compiling it yourself, could you check that?
I've compiled it myself but I used your .orig.tar.gz (from 2 weeks) and
your *-0.8.diff.gz. And I do not have anything in perl.c that may explain
what I get :
/* Use the ~-expanded versions of APPLLIB (undocumented),
ARCHLIB PRIVLIB SITEARCH SITELIB and OLDARCHLIB
#define PRIVLIB_EXP "/usr/local/lib/perl5:/usr/local/lib/perl"
#ifdef OLDARCHLIB_EXP /* 5.00 compatibility */
That's strange but not really annoying.
Hertzog Raphaël >> 0C4CABF1 >> http://prope.insa-lyon.fr/~rhertzog/