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eddymul
June 17th, 2007, 10:03 PM
I noticed that Ubuntu packaged some Perl CPAN stuff as lib-*-perl.

I noticed that Ubuntu packaged some Python Cheese Shop stuff as python-*.

I noticed that Ubuntu packaged some R CRAN stuff as r-cran-*.

What is Ubuntu's policy toward CPAN/Cheese-Shop/CRAN packages (and Ruby Gems and PHP PEAR/PECL)?

Do we package them as .deb packages?

Or do we tell users to use CPAN/easy_install/install.packages()?

leibowitz
June 28th, 2007, 04:38 AM
You should ask this on some mailing-list related to packaging rules.

I really don't know the answer.

KaeseEs
June 28th, 2007, 01:49 PM
Some commonly installed modules for Perl, Python, Ruby etc. have their own packages. This is to ease quick customization of a system. I know that, at least in the case of Perl, CPAN works perfectly and doesn't conflict with anything.

eddymul
July 1st, 2007, 06:34 AM
I know that, at least in the case of Perl, CPAN works perfectly and doesn't conflict with anything.

In the case of Python, setuptool's easy_install works perfectly, too.