[Libreoffice] Cleaning make_installer.pl and related modules

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier+libreoffice at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 2 11:18:07 PST 2011

Hi Ludovico, *,

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM, Ludovico Fischer <livrerie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Two days ago I have started to simplify the code in the various Perl
> modules under solenv/bin/modules/installer.
> Now it's starting to become to a certain amount of work, so before I continue:
> is this useful?

It certainly is useful, as there is lots of mess in there, but because
it is such much work, people just avoided to touch it...

> Can we use modules from the standard Perl distribution to handle
> things like filepaths or creating directory trees? What Perl versions
> does this need to run on?

mac/PPC uses 5.8.6
Please don't require anything that is not provided by XCode/Mac OS X itself.

> Are there things that need particular care or that might become broken
> in non-obvious ways?

Well - if you hack on the installer part, stuff that might break is
creating the installsets :-)

Whether to actually build the final installation set is optional...


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