Paul's ActivePerl 5.8 Repo
5/26/8: Learning perl-win32 Dependencies •
I spent probably 3 whole hours trying to figure out how bribes.org statically linked libexpat into XML::Parser. I don't think he did. I think he copied the libexpat.* into his arch/auto dirs by hand. (So, that's what I did and it works.)
So, why bother if he already figured it out? I was trying to think of ways to not need to install libgtk, libcairo, libatk, etc for my Gtk2-perl build. You pretty much need the graphics from the share dirs installed though, so even though this appears possible, it probably wouldn't help.
I also notcied serious problems with my documentation in the builds. I was using “make htmlifypods”, but it turns out that was removed from ExtUtils::MakeMaker circa 2002!
5/24/8: The 5.8 Repo is Online •
Although simple at first glance, there are quite a few gotchas to bringing a clean active repo online.
PPM does a surprisingly poor job of handling dependencies and I felt obligated to sort that out (for them).