Re: [gtk-list] Re: Unable to create perl Gtk-0.5000

On Thu, 25 Mar 1999, James E Jurach Jr. wrote:

> Michael Tomuschat <> writes:

I wrote this, not Michael:

> > I'm afraid I won't be able to do this with the CPAN name (it would be
> > fairly pointless for everything in the Perl Archive to have "perl" in the
> > name). I do try to refer to the package as Perl/Gtk in general
> > conversation.
> You can specify a 'NAME' in your Makefile.PL that is different from the
> name of the directory that contains your development code.  This would
> allow you to maintain (and share) a CVS module called "gtk-perl", but to
> continue conveniently using "Gtk" as the CPAN name.

Indeed, yes, I'm well aware of that. The question is whether I want to use
something different as the _CPAN_ name. The CVS module is already called
"gnome-perl", which is fine with me. Calling it "gtk-perl-0.6000.tar.gz"
on CPAN is the issue in question.

> Of course, we are left to ponder what this archive should be called when it
> is not found on CPAN, nor when it is not acquired or otherwise produced
> from a CVS-derived code base.

It should have the same name on CPAN, to be fair to folks (and to me, the

Kenneth Albanowski (, CIS: 70705,126)

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