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Re: perl INSTALLDIRS=vendor



Once upon a time, Chip Turner <cturner redhat com> said:
> Ville Skyttä <ville skytta iki fi> writes:
> > The modules come from a vendor -> they should go into vendor install
> > dirs.  Site install dirs are for local site installs so that admins can
> > override system installed stuff a la "perl -MCPAN -e install Foo-Bar"
> > and traditional tarball install.  (Moving site_perl in /usr/local/...
> > would make this clearer FHS-wise.)
> 
> I like that idea.  A lot.  I'd not thought about it til now, but that
> makes a tremendous amount of sense.  It would also address the manpage
> issue, I think.  It would break backwards compatibility, though, with
> older RPMs (unless we still looked in the /usr/lib/.../site_perl/
> dirs, but I'm inclined not to).

Hmm, you might as well change "vendor_perl" to "rpm_perl" then.  I don't
want RPM touching /usr/local (that's for the few odds and ends I install
manually and local or per-system scripts), but I install perl modules
from RPMs all the time.  "vendor" to me means Red Hat or Fedora, so I
wouldn't make my perl module RPMs install into the "vendor" directory.

-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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