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Re: [PATCH] Perl bindings should be installed into vendor_perl

From: John Peacock <john.peacock_at_havurah-software.org>
Date: 2007-10-12 13:07:23 CEST

Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis wrote:
> Subversion currently installs Perl bindings into /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl, but
> this location is rather intended for modules installed using CPAN.
> Subversion should install Perl bindings into /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl which
> is better location.

vendor_perl is intended to be used for distro-specific modules that can't get
stepped on by modules installed by the user. I am not aware of *any*
recommendation that suggests site_perl is only for use by CPAN. Any distro
generating an RPM that relies on the Subversion Perl bindings for it's own
purposes - like in the admin gui - would indeed put the bindings in vendor Perl.

Another thing that your change would do is prevent people from installing the
Perl bindings into a non-global location (e.g. if they have a shared box where
they don't have root). AFAICT, this would be impossible to do since you have
hard-coded the location like that.

[non-binding] -1 (unless you can convince me otherwise)


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