[gobolinux-users] Re: Gobohide broken on

Hisham Muhammad hisham.hm at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 20:18:05 GMT 2005

On 8/11/05, Jonatan Liljedahl <lijon at kymatica.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 14:15:28 -0300
> Hisham Muhammad <hisham.hm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Another similar issue is the names of binary packages compiled for
> > > some specific version of another package. Like the Perl-XML-parser
> > > which is compiled for Perl 5.8.6 and won't work with other versions
> > > unless you rename the version specific dirs... So the package should
> > > be named so you know for what Perl version it's compiled.
> > 
> > At first this sounds like a good idea, but OTOH Perl is just a "strict
> > dependency" for the package (we don't want to start listing dependency
> > versions in package version numbers :) ). What we need instead is to
> > be able to specify "Perl == 5.8.6" in the dependencies file.
> The problem is
> /Programs/Perl-XML-Parser/Current/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6/
> IMHO, there could (should) be a Perl-XML-Parser binary package available
> for each available Perl binary package.
> I think it should be named Perl-XML-Parser--2.34--5.8.6--i686.tar.bz2 or
> something...

That is, if we want to support (as a distro) multiple versions of
Perl. Do we? Maybe we should just make available the latest Perl and
have the Perl-XML-Parser package always match it (and indicate a
strict dependency, so that when the user upgrades one they will know
they have to upgrade the other).

-- Hisham

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