Cabal and installing packages.
ge at gabrielebner.at
Fri Dec 3 12:55:18 EST 2004
Keean Schupke <k.schupke at imperial.ac.uk> writes:
> I find that debian/gentoo etc do not have all the packages available
> for say perl, and it is nice to have a consistant interface on any
In such cases I think it's better to provide a way to make native
packages. E.g. if you want to install some obscure perl module under
gentoo, you can just type in g-cpan.pl Some::Obscure::Module, and
after a few minutes a bunch of proper native packages will have been
The best thing about g-cpan.pl is that it uses existing packages if
possible. So if e.g. dev-perl/LibXML has been patched to work with
gcc-3.4 and the package you want to install depends on LibXML, you
couldn't install it using CPAN but you could using g-cpan.pl.
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