[liboping] Hacked build config of liboping

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Tue Jan 29 09:41:38 CET 2008

Hi Soren,

thanks for your changes :)

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 12:11:07AM -0800, Soren A wrote:
> WRT http://verplant.org/liboping/ I wanted share with you that I've
> used some of my scarce free time to create a changed Makefile.PL file
> in bindings/perl that allows the "make" of the distro to continue
> through to completion. I don't see how it would do so with your
> packaging as-is (fetched using git from the repo url cited on
> liboping's page), but maybe you won't know what I am talking about.

[Note to the ML-users: In a later mail he writes he forgot the URL which
is <http://intrepid.perlmonk.org/rwbconfigs/>.]

I'm aware of that - it's the reason I haven't packed another release

> In any case, it may not be to your liking, but I'm going to share this
> work on the pkg build config with my online associates and I intend to
> use Net::Oping in some of my projects, and thanks much for your
> contribution of this free software. Looks good.

I was going to disable the automatic build of the Perl bindings. That
way users could build the bindings (after installing the library) if
they need them. However, I'm not even sure if I should ship the Perl
bindings with the library - imho they are two different projects.

What you're doing is that you link the Perl module statically if you
think you're in the liboping source tree. For one, I'd prefer if that
information was given explicitly to the Makefile.PL by the autotools,
e. g. by passing WITHIN_DIST=1 or something like that. The other thing
that bugs me is that the Perl module is linked statically although the
shared object is available, so that you need to rebuild the Perl module
every time the library changes.

All in all I think I'll just keep the two things separate. If you (or
Sebastian?) think this is a bad move, please let me know - maybe you see
some advantage of that which I missed.


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