[aur-general] Perl update

Justin Davis jrcd83 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 08:57:01 EDT 2014

Sorry to revive this,

I just saw this when searching my email for a CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch patch.

perl-pathtools should, in theory, be "provide"-ed by the "perl"
package. PathTools is a CPAN distribution, whose modules are core
modules. PathTools includes venerable core modules like File::Spec and

So at first glance this looks like the provides.pl script in the perl
perl source package has a bug and is missing perl-pathtools! I will
look into this further, since this is ultimately my fault!

John, I very much appreciate the sentiment :) but in Florian's defense
he keeps the perl-cpanplus-dist-arch package very up to date and in a
timely manner. The perl-cpanplus-dist-arch-git package doesn't get
much usage and I should probably delete it.

PathTools: https://metacpan.org/release/PathTools
File::Spec in core: http://perldoc.perl.org/File/Spec.html
provides.pl: https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk?h=packages/perl


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