Thursday, August 03, 2006

It's 2006, do you know what your perl modules are doing?

Plenty of things still seem to need File::Lock, despite it being ten years old and apparently predating Perl 5. The FreeBSD ports collection builds it OK, because they've had POLLUTE=1 in their configure-config for ages, but I had to build it for an app on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Here's how I did it using cpan2rpm, as I couldn't work out if cpanflute2 could pass an argument to MakeMaker or similar:

cpan2rpm File-Lock-0.9.tar.gz --make-maker POLLUTE=1 --author=robk --make-no-test

Drol is visiting, and seems to be enjoying himself gathering GPS data for it's own sake.

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