Request information from Perl port gurus
Trevor S. Cornpropst
tcornpropst at cox.net
Wed Oct 8 11:47:40 PDT 2003
In the course of developing some applications where I work, I came across some
Perl modules not in the FreeBSD ports. I decided to do the right thing and
create FreeBSD ports for these modules. I have read the Porter's Handbook and
I am following the recommendations for creating a new port and looking at
existing examples in the ports tree.
1. Is there an exemplary Perl port I could use for reference as the right way
to do it? There seems to be several different approaches.
2. During my testing of the port I discovered that a pure Perl type of module
install (perl Makefile.PL ... make ... make test ... make install) registered
the package with the FreeBSD package database. This is really cool and makes
life much easier. Is there a preferred method for creating Perl ports (i.e.
the standard FreeBSD ports way or BSDPAN)?
The only downside, I can see, to the BSDPAN way is it doesn't automatically
install dependencies. Would someone please enlighten me?
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