On Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:57:54 -0400 Joshua Kinard <ku...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> I know we've got a ton of Perl packages for the core set of Perl modules, > but doesn't the CPAN eclass also have the capability to auto-generate an > ebuild package for virtually any Perl package distributed via CPAN? Can > that logic be used with the CTAN system in its own eclass and then we remove > the 16k+ texlive modules off of our mirrors completely? Or at the worst, we > might just have to generate ebuilds for texlive modules and treat them as > discrete, installed packages. - Perl packages never have more than 1:1 source archives per ebuild - Perl upstream naming doesn't habitually use "perl-" as an archive prefix - Everything that is packaged for Perl in Gentoo is mirrored to the Gentoo distfiles mirror, and this causes no issues. So I don't think any comparison here makes sense.
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