[arch-general] PKGBUILD-perl.proto

Myra Nelson myra.nelson at hughes.net
Sun Jun 3 04:53:07 EDT 2012

On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 3:18 AM, Florian Pritz <bluewind at xinu.at> wrote:
> On 03.06.2012 04:41, Myra Nelson wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Myra Nelson <myra.nelson at hughes.net> wrote:
>>> While working on some AUR packages, I took a look at the PKGBUILD
>>> prototypes that come with pacman. The one difference that I had a
>>> question about has to do with this snippet:
>>> _author=AUTHOR_NAME
>>> _perlmod=MODNAME
>>> pkgname=perl-$_perlmod
>>> pkgver=VERSION
>>> Since the MODNAME package being downloaded is, major caveat --usually,
>>> BackPAN-Index-0.40.tar.gz that would make the pkgname
>>> perl-BackPAN-Index-$pkgver[whatever]. A quick survey of the Arch
>>> package database still shows packages still named like
>>> perl-backpan-index-$pkgver[whatever]. I've yet to use the pkgname
>>> style, but was wondering if this is the future of perl package naming?
>>> Myra
>>> --
>>> Life's fun when your sick and psychotic!
>> I'm simply asking it the PKGBUILD-perl.proto with the
>> pkgname=perl-$_perlmod is correct.
> Most likely not.
>> Nothing is broken, I have not used it this way, I'm just inquiring
>> about the PKGBUILD-perl.proto that is installed with pacman.
> pacman only installs ChangeLog.proto, PKGBUILD.proto,
> PKGBUILD-split.proto and proto.install. All the others are installed by
> abs (which is not maintained so probably out of date) or other packages.
> I suggest you use perl-cpanplus-dist-arch and cpanp for local
> installation or cpan2dist/cpan2aur when creating packages for sharing.
> --
> Florian Pritz


Thank you very much. I've been using cpan2dist to do the installs but
just trying to figure things out for myself.


Life's fun when your sick and psychotic!

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