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Sunday, 11 September 2005

dh-make-perl rocks!

I had the need for Schedule::At today, and as it isn't in Debian, I thought I'd have a play with dh-make-perl to make a package out of it, rather than just slapping it on my server.

I was very pleased to discover that making a package out of (at least a trivial) Perl module is as easy as falling off a log. It only fell down on dependency determination. It failed to declare a build-dependency on at and so one of the tests failed when built under pbuilder. It also appears to have failed to declare an install-time dependency on at as well.

Other than that, it worked great. I especially liked the fact that I didn't even need to have the source tarball - it just went off and fetched it for me, using the CPAN module.

I'll never use the CPAN module to install Perl modules that aren't shipped with Debian again...

It's kinda weird how it's named dh-make-perl, when dh_make uses an underscore...

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

Who's the most forgotten mirror admin of them all?

This is the way we fill the mirror,
fill the mirror,
fill the mirror.

This is the way we fill the mirror, on a wet and rainy Canberra afternoon.

(With apologies to Playschool)

Cacti graph showing utilisation of /srv
increasing

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