Re: Pile of Perl package to give away
Joachim Breitner dijo [Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 10:44:33AM +0200]:
> > This and the previous announcement beg the question of what the role of
> > the Debian-perl group is supposed to be. are we obliged to take in
> > orphaned perl packages?
> Well, that was the idea somehow. But we should not take more than we can
> handle. We already have a very large amount of packages, and not really
> a lot of active people (which does not include me ATM, I must admit).
You can tag me as well as inactive right now :( Although, of course,
that should not continue for long.
> We could handle more if we had better tools, for example a
> "adopt-package" tool that just takes the package name and will download
> the last version from the archive, change the control field, checking
> for wnpp bugs, add a changelog, inject it into the svn etc. If someone
> wants to do that, that would be great.
Sounds nice and easy to do... Should be part of our toolkit.
> Also included in our "mission" could be to throw unused perl packages
> out of the archive. But this is dangerous, the user that has local apps
> with that module won't like to see that he suddenly has to use CPAN
Well, for those apps, we have dh-make-perl, right?
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