[ic] Gentoo ebuild

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 20:18:38 EST 2006


> > I'm not sure I agree with you here.  I think most Gentoo users would
> > rather see each Perl module pulled in separately.  For example,
> > if someone already has all the necessary Perl modules installed,
> > there is no need to pull in BundleInterchange.  I do think that
> > BundleInterchange deserves its own ebuild in Portage though.
> >
> Well, if dev-perl/BundleInterchange contained nothing but a list of
> dependencies then it would act in the same way as the CPAN
> Bundle::Interchange bundle. Each module ebuild would be installed
> individually, according to the dependency tree.

Ah, I didn't realize CPAN modules could work that way.  I don't know
much about them at all.  Depending on InterchangeBundle instead of the
individual modules still sounds like adding an unnecessary layer

> If a user already has all of the required modules then nothing would
> happen.  If the user wants Interchange then the dependency tree would
> drill through the bundle to find the modules.  If the user just wants
> the bundle (so that IC can be installed manually) then that option would
> be available too.

I definitely agree that Interchange::Bundle needs an ebuild.  I should
be able to put one of those together a lot more quickly.  It'll be a
good warm up.

- Grant

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