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Re^3: Disappointed with latest Strawberry Perl

by eserte (Deacon)
on Dec 30, 2007 at 13:57 UTC ( #659605=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Disappointed with latest Strawberry Perl
in thread Disappointed with latest Strawberry Perl

I think you should make a distinction between the current problems of a (popular) PPM repository and the PPM system as is (a distribution system for binary packages). Such systems may be very successful, think of Debian's dpkg/apt system.

Personally, I find the approach taken by *BSD most appealing: there's a system for binary packages (just called "packages" in FreeBSD) and a system for building from source ("ports" in FreeBSD). Both are connected: a "package" is built using a build file from the "ports". One would use the source path if the binary package is not available (for whatever reason, including legal reasons), or if one needs a specific configuration, or if a newer version exists which is not yet available as a binary package.

Translating this into perl's world:

  • "package" = ppm
  • "ports" = CPAN.pm


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