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ethan (3163)

ethan
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Being a 25-year old chap living in the western-most town of Germany. Stuying communication and information science and being a huge fan of XS-related things.

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Friday December 12, 2003
03:48 AM

buildaperl

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Currently playing around with Andreas König's Perl::Repository::APC which is extremely cool when one has arranged for a few things in beforehand.

So far my way of working with the Perl core has been rather cumbersome. I do have rsynced the blead- and maint-branch which is ok when preparing a patch. However, it is not enough when trying to track down what the effects of a particular patch are. So I tried it with patchaperlup first which - according to its documentation - should be able to create a Perl source-directory up to a given change from an existing source-tree and a directory of patches. However, that didn't work.

So I looked into buildaperl. To my dismay I read that I need to have a full rsync mirror of the APC so I rsynced one and now have almost 700 new megabyte in my home-directory. The good thing is that it works and it took me around two minutes to create perl-p-5.8.0@21751 with it. Very nice.

And now I'll indulge with perlbench a little.

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  • You may want to look at perlpatch2svn (if you have large enough disks). By importing all the APC into a subversion repository, you can use the svn facility commands to have the list of changes that affected a file, to revert some particular patch by number (merge in reverse), to generate diffs... (I don't use it very much anymore, becoming more and more familiar with p4.)
    • Re:Repository (Score:2, Informative)

      Sounds interesting but scary because I need to install subversion locally. You aren't probably aware of how silly I look when I sit before some revision control system trying to squeeze the desired information out of it. I am not very talented with those kind of things.

      Right now I am getting most of the stuff I want to know from the perlbrowse repository [activestate.com]. After you improved some bits of it some while ago it's really useful and (most importantly in my case;-) easy to use.