On 3/5/13 11:44 AM, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 11:13:51AM +0100, Rob Hoelz wrote:
>> I already have my own package for Arch Linux for Rakudo Star, and I keep
>> the OS X homebrew package up-to-date as well.  I'd like to create an RPM
>> spec file and a DEB spec file as well.  I have two questions:
>> 1) Do these spec files belong in the Rakudo Star repository?
> I have no problem with maintaining spec files in any of the
> Rakudo-related repos (NQP, Rakudo, Star).
>> 2) Which makes more sense: having a Rakudo Star package that depends on
>> a separate Rakudo package (so Rakudo Star would only consist of modules
>> and applications), or having a Rakudo Star package that conflicts with a
>> separate Rakudo package (so users may install one or the other)?  [...]
> I suspect to ever be considered for official inclusion in Debian/Ubuntu
> distros, you'd have to have the first option (separate compiler and
> module packages).  And moreso:  they likely prefer to see each module
> as its own package, rather than a single package containing a complete
> collection of modules.  (I think module collections in the .deb world 
> tend to be managed as packages with dependencies, as opposed to 
> all-in-one packages.)

That's a good point; that's probably the proper way to do things.  Now
to make that happen...
> It may also be worth noting/reminding that Rakudo Star has never been
> intended to be the "only" or even "primary" module collection, it's just
> one of the first.  It could make good sense to come up with a new
> P6 distribution that is better tailored to the needs of OS distros.

Another good point; should we hold off on making packages for Rakudo
Star until something more appropriate comes along, or should we go
ahead and make some packages?  I would favor the latter, myself.


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