Re: [rt.cpan.org #58445] overzealous usage of configure_requires considered harmful
On Sat, 2010-19-06 at 19:03 +0100, Tim Retout wrote:
> 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 I suppose. I have had to upgrade Module::Build once already.
> I might have added "installing from lenny-backports" at (2), however.
I think that would be (0).
Presently, I just install things from cpan but building packages is a
better option. It was Tina who is *required* to build packages.
For personal use, I would build from the 'master' branch in the git repo
but David Golden (the author, CCd) might not want that published. I'll
try to find some tuits for this.
> Tim Retout <email@example.com>