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Re: Perl (and other) packaging talk on FOSDEM

----- "Stepan Kasal" <skasal@redhat.com> wrote:

> Hello Gabor,
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 02:24:47PM +0200, Gabor Szabo wrote:
> > > 10 min someone from Fedora, hello Fedora people. Is there going
> > >    to be someone from the Perl team on FOSDEM?
> unfortunately, neither Marcela nor I can come.
> I hoped to discuss with you recent changes in Fedora perl in rawhide,
> when we rearranged the paths in @INC array:
> 1)  they are much shorter and more FHS-conformant, inspired by
> debian;
> 2)  we are trying to have privlib=vendorlib and archlib=vendorarch,
> all
>     these modules are rpm-managed anyway
> We noticed recently that point 2) somehow conflicts with
> Module::Install and we have yet to resolve it.
> While we are busy with this, I'd realy enjoy some brainstroming
> around these ideas.  But *because* we are so busy, we cannot afford
> spend time going to FOSDEM.
> Another theme for brainstorming would be about libperl.so.
> Traditionally, it is burried deep in the perl tree, while from the
> packaging view, it would be much nicer if it lived in the standard
> libdir, /usr/lib{,64}, with the version number being part of the
> soname.  That change wouldn't mean anything for packaging CPAN
> modules, but would help with packages that link against libperl
> (i.e., contain embedded perl): these packages could than make use of
> automaticaly generated dependencies for dynamic libraries.
> As you can see, I'm more on the packaging bank than the Perl one, but
> I think I can also contribute to building the bridge from that side.
> Anyway, I have to skip this opprtunity for non-virtual meeting, but
> I'll be happy to read the proceedings/blog entries that come out of
> the event.
> Enjoy FOSDEM,
> 	Stepan Kasal
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Stepan had a wonderful speech about this subject on Developer Conference in
Brno. I found it online http://redhatbrno.blip.tv/ (Perl changes in F-13).
We would really like to hear comments to these changes.


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