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Re: Helping new installs find the right dependencies?
- Subject: Re: Helping new installs find the right dependencies?
- From: "Robert J. Clay" <..hidden..>
- Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:47:59 -0400
On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 5:52 AM, Erik Huelsmann <..hidden..> wrote:
> Recent discussions - both on the mailing lists and through private mail -
> show that people still find it hard (or even very hard) to get and install
> the right dependencies.
And yes, determining why that is, I agree is something we should help with...
> My thinking is that we can help admins by providing a tarball with all the
> required and optional dependencies which are known to work with LedgerSMB
> (and each other!).
Provide how? Distribution archives? For which versions of LSMB ?
Which Perl versions? Which distros?
> That would remove the need for admins installing LSMB to go out to CPAN.
How can that be a good thing? How would they then get security
and other updates?
> How do others feel about providing such a deps-tarball?
Not a good a good idea, I don't think... Too much of a support problem.
> Would it help solve the dependencies issue?
Better to identify why people might be having problems getting
them via their package manager or cpan.
> Does anybody have experience doing so for a Perl project ....?
I've experience attempting to provide tech support for apps that
do that (I work at a web and server hosting company, besides what I do
myself), which is why I don't think it's a good idea.
Robert J. Clay