[arch-dev-public] Fwd: Perl packaging guidelines.
paul at mattal.com
Sat Feb 6 22:18:51 EST 2010
> * Just to show that this actually does happen, this is from my
> The following official packages can be removed since the modules are
> now included in the standard perl library:
> perl-archive-tar perl-compress-raw-zlib perl-compress-zlib
> perl-extutils-cbuilder perl-io-compress-base perl-io-compress-zlib
> perl-io-zlib perl-module-pluggable perl-pod-escapes perl-pod-simple
> perl-module-build perl-version
> These community packages are also included in the standard perl library:
> perl-archive-extract perl-cpanplus perl-digest-sha perl-file-fetch
> perl-extutils-parsexs perl-ipc-cmd perl-locale-maketext-simple
> perl-log-message perl-log-message-simple perl-module-corelist
> perl-module-load perl-module-load-conditional perl-module-loaded
> perl-module-pluggable perl-object-accessor perl-params-check
> perl-term-ui perl-time-piece
> As you can see, things do change and having explicit dependencies will
> only prevent breakage.
I'm +1, but don't feel very strongly about this.
I see that it's more complex than what we have now, but I think the
world of perl dependencies is pretty complex, and the existing system
isn't great at handling either. Modeling it in this more complete way
and mirroring the upstream model seems like a good long-term choice in
terms of reducing work for packagers.
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