Fwd: [Catalyst] RFC: no make install on catalyst apps

Jeremiah C. Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Tue Jul 28 13:48:22 GMT 2009


The debian-perl team has built packages for Catalyst to allow debian  
users easy installation and quality assurance. The addition of the  
proposed installation code in Catalyst would break current apps and  
would most likely be removed by debian / ubuntu because it  
fundamentally interferes with a user's stated wishes. When a user  
calls "aptitude install catalyst" they explicitly want catalyst  
installed and not a message saying "are you sure you want to install  

Personally, I greatly prefer the UNIX philosophy of "silence equals  
success," and would not welcome any notification around installation.



On Jul 28, 2009, at 3:14 PM, Marcus Ramberg wrote:

> I see catalyst apps being complete CPAN packages as a real advantage.
> Taking away the make install option seems very limiting, and
> destructive for no good purpose at all. For instance, my previous
> employer uses this functionality to build debian packages of all of
> their apps.
> With regards
> Marcus Ramberg
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 9:46 AM, Devin  
> Austin<devin.austin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi gang,
>> There's been some discord as to whether or not Catalyst applications
>> should/should not have the option of make install.
>> Personally, I'm not really partial either way.  Especially with the  
>> advent
>> of tools like Dist::Zilla that allow you to keep track of the  
>> modules you
>> need and build a distribution to release.
>> Either way, I think it's time we come to a consensus.  Multiple  
>> times there
>> have been emails like this asking about it, so let's squash it once  
>> and for
>> all and get an answer.
>> -dhoss
>> --
>> Devin Austin
>> http://www.codedright.net
>> http://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?326568/hosting.html - Host with  
>> DreamHost!

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