[pacman-dev] perl module repo
cmauch at taclug.org
Tue Oct 17 23:48:14 EDT 2006
Just thought I'd drop a note in here. After quite a bit of hacking on
cpan4pacman and my own perl scripts, I've finally been able to put together
a repository of perl modules which solve many of the problems I mentioned
earlier perl-module whine-o-rama. :)
Shadowhand was gracious enough to allow me to host an external version of
this repository on his box.
The build process is fairly error-free at this point, though it took more
than a week of hacking to get it error-free. :)
The process works something like this....
1. Every night my cpan modules list is updated via a cron job.
2. About 30 minutes later, I scrape the above url for modules to build.
3. If there is a difference between the cpan module version and the repo
version, the module is built, and a build-report is generated.
4a. The next morning I commit any changes to the repo via svn.
4b. I have code ready to auto-commit changes to the repo, but I'd like
let things run for a week or two before I allow the script to bypass
the last vestiges of human control of the process. :)
Before I make any real annoucements on the BBS, I was wondering if a few
of you could subscribe to the repo and let me know that it seems to be
working okay. It works fine *for me*, but that does not mean this process
or the repo itself is robust enough for general use. I need beta testers!
It will be great to see cpan or cpanplus integrated into pacman, but I
think this works as a great near-term solution or a long-term alternative.
Take it easy, Charles
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