[aur-general] Packaging perl modules - best practices for dependancies?

Oliver Charles oliver.g.charles at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 20 11:57:26 EDT 2009

Hi all,

I used to use Arch a while ago, and packaged quite a few Perl modules
[1]. After switching operating systems, I've come back to Arch - and I
need to be a good maintainer of my packages :)

I remember when I wrote these how frustrating it was manually writing
just about every package for the dependancy tree. Personally, I'm of
the stance that you should choose one package manager and stick with
it - either all CPAN or fully Pacman/AUR. However, I've seen quite a
few packages that do not do this. Instead, they rely on the fact that
Build.PL and Makefile.PL are both capable of installing dependancies
from CPAN.

Like I said, I personally don't like this approach of mixing 2 package
managers, it just seems like a recipe for confusing both package

Could anyone shed some light on what the *correct* procedure is - and
also if there any tools out there that will scrape CPAN to build
packages, before I write my own (in Perl, of course ;)

Thank you!

   Oliver Charles / aCiD2

[1]: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=aCiD2 are my
packages if you wish to check them

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