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Re: SVN::Core not on CPAN

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2004-03-30 16:25:53 CEST

Timothee Besset wrote:
> Garrett Rooney wrote:
>
>> Actually, I believe we decided not to move the perl bindings into a
>> separate project.
>>
>> That said, I would love to see some solution to the whole SVN::Core is
>> not on CPAN issue, as it is kind of irritating for people who are used
>> to installing perl modules via CPAN.pm or CPANPLUS.pm.
>>
> Well that would more or less mean compiling all of subversion from CPAN.
> Is that really adviseable? Or should a SVN::Core module ask for an
> installed subversion with source, and take care of building only the
> bindings part? Truth is, SVN::Core has more to SWIG and C++ than to perl ..

I don't know if it's advisable, but I've already gotten one email from a
CPAN tester complaining that SVN::Core couldn't be found, and I imagine
it's not a unique event. People expect to be able to install all the
dependencies of a module via CPAN, so it would be nice if we could
accomodate them.

That said, i'm not sure what the 'commonly done thing' is in situations
like this. I mean we can't be the first project with this kind of
problem...

-garrett

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