[aur-general] perl CPAN modules
jrcd83 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 01:11:28 EDT 2010
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 4:15 PM, Nathan O <ndowens.aur at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 6:12 PM, J. W. Birdsong <
> jwbirdsong at jwbirdsong.homelinux.com> wrote:
>> On 09/29/10 at 12:16am, Philipp Überbacher wrote:
>> > Excerpts from Nathan O's message of 2010-09-28 22:53:45 +0200:
>> > > Not sure, didn't know if we had a way to do this, so I thought I would
>> > > it up, kinda thought that it would be interesting to add to AUR if we
>> > > have something similar.
>> > >
>> > > On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Philipp Überbacher
>> > > <hollunder at lavabit.com>wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Excerpts from Nathan O's message of 2010-09-28 22:40:10 +0200:
>> > > > > I was looking at how Gentoo creates packages and I noticed one
>> thing, is
>> > > > > that Gentoo, during build, will use CPAN to get the required
>> modules for
>> > > > the
>> > > > > package that is being built. I was thinking, I wonder if this could
>> > > > > implemented into AUR?
>> > > >
>> > > > Is it very different or superior to doing this manually or using
>> > > > CPANPLUS? Example:
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > Well, I'm not sure what you mean exactly. I have little experience with
>> > perl, but apparently you get sources always from cpan, and what CPANPLUS
>> > does is helping you with/automating PKGBUILD writing, dependency
>> > resolution and updating, afaik.
>> You can also use Bauerbill --cpan
>> Just check bauerbill man page.
> Ah Thanks for the pointes, I was hoping I seen a idea that we could use :)
I created CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch, a plugin for CPANPLUS that does
something similar to what you asked about: using CPAN to create perl
packages. This is what Philipp is talking about. CPANPLUS is a program
(named cpanp) that you use to install modules from the CPAN (central
perl authors network). My module hooks into cpanp to package modules
while it installs them. cpan2aur is a utility that I included with the
module/plugin that can help to create AUR packages for perl modules.
This can help with the PKGBUILD writing and automatically fills in the
dependencies. I just wanted to clear up the confusion between terms.
The plugin is available as the 'perl-cpanplus-dist-arch' package on
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