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Re^2: [PPM (Perl Package Manager)] Installing multiple modules from a single ppd file

by syphilis (Chancellor)
on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:58 UTC ( #1186239=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: [PPM (Perl Package Manager)] Installing multiple modules from a single ppd file
in thread [PPM (Perl Package Manager)] Installing multiple modules from a single ppd file

It sounds promising

Yeah ... except that I don't really want to install multiple modules ;-)
What I'm wanting to do, for Gtk2::WebKit is, firstly, to install the perl-version-specific binary:
<CODEBASE HREF="http://www.sisyphusion.tk/ppm/x86/Gtk2-WebKit-512.tar. +gz" />
But then I also want to install the (32-bit) dlls upon which that module depends - something like:
<CODEBASE HREF="http://www.sisyphusion.tk/ppm/x86/Gtk2-WebKit-dlls.tar +.gz" />
where the latter command downloads and unpacks a blib that has nothing other than various 32-bit win32 dlls in blib/script - and promptly installs those dlls into $Config{sitebin}.

That latter command will be the same for all 32-bit win32 perl versions.

Admittedly, I could just include the contents of that second blib in with the first blib, but then every 32-bit package that I upload to my repo will have the same 24MB of gzipped dlls.
For me, it's the difference between having to upload 24 x 25MB of tarballs, and having to upload 24 x 1MB of tarballs plus 2 x 24MB tarballs (one for each of 32-bit and 64-bit dlls).
And bear in mind that I live in rural Australia where third world class (probably even worse) internet connections are the rule.

Thanks for the reply - and I probably should check your link in case there is something useful there.

I can achieve what I want using a post-install script. I'd prefer not to do it that way (as it's a bit of a kludge in comparison to "CODEBASE HREF") but I'll do it that way if I have to.

Cheers,
Rob

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Re^3: [PPM (Perl Package Manager)] Installing multiple modules from a single ppd file (Alien-Sisyphusion-Gtk2WebKitdlls)
by beech (Priest) on Mar 28, 2017 at 23:33 UTC

    Hi

    Why not a simple dependency on Alien-Sisyphusion-Gtk2WebKitdlls?

    Something like  <DEPENDENCY NAME="Alien-Sisyphusion-Gtk2WebKitdlls" />

    Or since the dependency keyword is deprecated long time  <REQUIRE NAME="Alien-Sisyphusion-Gtk2WebKitdlls" />

    Then later in Alien-Sisyphusion-Gtk2WebKitdlls.ppd

    <SOFTPKG NAME="Alien-Sisyphusion-Gtk2WebKitdlls" VERSION="0" DATE="2 +017-03-28"> <ABSTRACT> Extra DLLS for Gtk2::WebKit </ABSTRACT> <PROVIDE NAME="Alien::Sisyphusion::Gtk2WebKitdlls" VERSION="1.3"/> <IMPLEMENTATION> <CODEBASE HREF="http://www.sisyphusion.tk/ppm/x86/Gtk2-WebKit-dl +ls.tar.gz" /> </IMPLEMENTATION> </SOFTPKG>

    And maybe in Alien/Sisyphusion/Gtk2WebKitdlls.pm you list the urls/files/versions... or not:)

      Why not a simple dependency on Alien-Sisyphusion-Gtk2WebKitdlls

      I considered that with another issue a year or two ago (when BrowserUk suggested much the same thing) - but I found that Strawberry's PPM utility took no notice of the "REQUIRE NAME" entry. So I canned the idea without giving it much more thought.
      Tonight I discovered that Strawberry's PPM does however honour the "DEPENDENCY NAME" entry. (I guess Strawberry's ppm is not modern enough to know about "REQUIRE NAME".)

      So ... I 'll =~ s/REQUIRE NAME/DEPENDENCY NAME/g in the PPD files and package.xml, and go with the approach you've suggested. Thanks !!
      Might get a bit messy with AciveState perls if they decide to make "DEPENDENCY NAME" obsolete. They haven't done that yet, have they ?

      Cheers,
      Rob

        Might get a bit messy with AciveState perls if they decide to make "DEPENDENCY NAME" obsolete. They haven't done that yet, have they ?

        No, I don't think they will ever do that as they just map DEPENDENCY into REQUIRE

        http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.24/lib/ActivePerl/PPM/PPD.html says

        Deprecated. Required attribute is NAME. Optional attribute is VERSION. No content. Element might be repeated any number of times. Parent must be an IMPLEMENTATION element. This element expresses a dependency on another package with the given name and with the given version number or better. The other package must be installed for this package to work. This element is still recommended for PPDs that are to be used by both PPM4 and PPM3 clients, as the PPM3 clients will ignore any REQUIRE elements provided. PPM4 clients regard DEPENDENCY the same as REQUIRE, but will simply ignore the VERSION provided.

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