Releasing Bugzilla to CPAN

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Wed Mar 31 20:03:15 UTC 2010

On 03/30/2010 10:49 PM, Gabor Szabo wrote:
> There are quite a number of applications on CPAN starting from small
> ones such as 'ack' via desktop applications such as Padre

	Yeah, and I see no problem with desktop apps, since they have standard
directory locations in the FHS.

> to some web applications.

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

> Actually I see CPAN as the way to distribute the source code and when
> it is relevant I'd recommend a separate, batteries inside or binary
> distribution.

	I can see that, that makes sense.

> 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.

> 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.

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