ivan at 420.am
Mon Jan 15 01:23:05 PST 2001
On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 04:06:01PM -0800, Jason Spence wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 06:09:21AM -0800, Kristian Hoffmann developed
> a new theory of relativity and:
> > Yes but the CPAN module will automagically compile and install all the
> > modules for people with limited experience using perl. I don't really see
> > finding the modules on cpan as a problem for new users but rather the
> > process of compiling and installing. Updating a list of current links to
> > the latest versions of the modules can get tiresome.
> Oh, I see what you're thinking now.
> I didn't mean just include the tarballs, but include the tarballs
> along with an installation script which automatically took care of the
> compiling and installing for them as well.
> However, you're right about the version up-to-date problem with the
> modules. Not sure how to deal with that.
This is what distributions do.
> On the other hand, wouldn't
> it be a problem if we just always gave the user the latest module
> version? What if the module author introduced something that broke
> Freeside? It hasn't happened so far, but you never know...
It *does* happen, and this is why distributions "freeze" on software that
isn't always the latest-and-greatest.
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