Re: [PATCH] Makefile: replace perl/Makefile.PL with simple make rules
- Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 18:11:37 -0800
- From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Makefile: replace perl/Makefile.PL with simple make rules
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> Replace the perl/Makefile.PL and the fallback perl/Makefile used under
> NO_PERL_MAKEMAKER=NoThanks with a much simpler implementation heavily
> inspired by how the i18n infrastructure's build process works.
Yay! This looks exciting.
One quick comment:
> * We don't build the Git(3) Git::I18N(3) etc. man pages from the
> embedded perldoc. I suspect nobody really cares, these are mostly
> internal APIs, and if someone's developing against them they likely
> know enough to issue a "perldoc" against the installed file to get
> the same result.
> But this is a change in how Git is installed now on e.g. CentOS &
> Debian which carry these manpages. They could be added (via
> pod2man) if anyone really cares.
> I doubt they will. The reason these were built in the first place
> was as a side-effect of how ExtUtils::MakeMaker works.
Debian cares (see
I'll try applying this patch and seeing what happens some time this