[aur-general] [RFC] Inclusion of CPANPLUS in community

Ángel Velásquez angvp at archlinux.org
Fri Jul 1 11:55:18 EDT 2011

2011/7/1 Florian Pritz <bluewind at xinu.at>:
> Hi,
> I'd like to move perl-cpanplus and perl-cpanplus-dist-arch to community
> so users can install software from cpan easily without bypassing pacman.


> I'm not sure whether this is a problem or not because cpanplus automates
> the installation of software from a possibly untrusted source. It uses
> the metadata from CPAN to generate a PKGBUILD and runs makepkg -i on that.

Well packages will be downloaded from cpan, and users should be aware
that they have to compile them after make the src.tar.gz, and then
install it.

So +1 in general.

> More information about perl-cpanplus-dist-arch can be found here:
> https://github.com/juster/perl-cpanplus-dist-arch/blob/master/README
> --
> Florian Pritz

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