Releasing Bugzilla to CPAN

Gabor Szabo szabgab at
Thu Apr 1 04:51:21 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:03 PM, Max Kanat-Alexander
<mkanat at> wrote:
> On 03/30/2010 10:49 PM, Gabor Szabo wrote:

>> to some web applications.
>        I'd be interested to see which web applications are distributed on
> CPAN, and how they do it.

Let's look at Catalyst, while it is a framework and not an application.
IT installs to the system and then you run a separate script that will copy
(and generate) the necessary file in your application directory.


I am sure there are a few other wikis there and other applications.

>> I am not sure why bzr status would show Makefile.PL is missing
>        Because if you delete a file that's in the repo, it will show as missing.

This did not make sense to me until I read on where you explained that
you distribute the CVS directory (and will distribute the .bzr
directory) in the tarball

>> but I hope those
>> who are using Bugzilla straight from the repository know what they do.
>> After all,
>> if I understand correctly, they can easily update themselves to some very buggy
>> development state of the code base.
>        No, actually, we recommend that even normal users upgrade using CVS,
> currently, which will be bzr for 3.7 and above. All the tarballs we send
> out retain the "CVS" directories currently, and will likely retain the
> ".bzr" directory (probably as a lightweight checkout) too.

... that sounds crazy.

I have not heard any application doing that, but of course that might
be just me.

I don't understand why do you recommend upgrade via CVS and why do you
the files that belong to the version control system.
I'd be glad to read the explanation though.


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