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Re^3: Bug in App::FatPacker?

by mbethke (Hermit)
on Dec 06, 2012 at 04:36 UTC ( #1007461=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Bug in App::FatPacker?
in thread Bug in App::FatPacker?

I bet it's gotta do with the annoying stance of "we don't need no steenkin' packlists!" found among Debian/Ubuntu but also some other distro folks. They simply throw out all packlists before creating a DEB package, so naturally FatPacker (and a bunch of other stuff like Module::Installed) can't work.

On Gentoo I have to deal with the same policy but at least it's easy to fix yourself as everything is installed from source. On Debianish systems I'm afraid your only solution is to forego the package manager and keep your own CPAN-installed and -updated module tree.

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Re^4: Bug in App::FatPacker?
by elef (Friar) on Dec 06, 2012 at 07:59 UTC
    ^Sounds believable, but IIRC I installed my modules from the CPAN console, not from .deb files.

    Anyway, where are the .packlist files supposed to be? I have no /usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2/auto/Spreadsheet/WriteExcel/.packlist; in fact, this folder is empty.

    The modules seem to be installed in /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2, but all I can see there are the .pm files; there is no .packlist. Is that the problem?

        Thanks for the help.

        Now, I'm a bit out of my depth when it comes to remakeing modules. It would probably be simpler to generate these files or use a different linux distro for this purpose.

        Is there an easy way to generate a .packlist file? I gather that it's just a list of filenames.

        Alternatively, can you suggest a small linux distro that I could just drop in a VM or on a flash drive and get this done quickly?

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