Question about non-standard CPAN port

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Thu Jan 31 14:15:14 PST 2008

--On Thursday, January 31, 2008 16:51:21 -0500 Vivek Khera <khera at> 

> On Jan 31, 2008, at 1:35 PM, Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> One other question.  Should the PORTNAME be lower case even though
>> the DISTNAME is not?  Or does it matter?
> Portname for perl ports is generally upper/lower case mix as the name of the
> perl module itself. I don't think it needs to be smashed to lower case.  Just
> do a pkg_info and see all the p5-* ports...
> I like to name them to match what DISTNAME needs to fetch the file, so I
> don't have to explicitly set DISTNAME.

Thank you again, Vivek.  I'll finish this up and get it submitted.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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