Re: Bug#480458: RM: libversion-perl -- ROM; included in perl-modules (5.10)
On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 10:45:47AM +0000, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> tag 480458 moreinfo
> Hi, with a huge number of reverse build-dependencies, I think this needs a better
> ** spf-tools-perl has an unsatisfied dependency on i386: libversion-perl
> ** libconfig-json-perl has an unsatisfied dependency on i386: libversion-perl
perl-modules Provides: libversion-perl since 5.10.0, and none of
those 25 or so packages have a versioned dependency (which can't be
The non-build-dependencies shouldn't be a problem, apt will select
perl-modules instead just like it does with libnet-perl currently.
As for building, perl-modules is currently always installed because
dpkg-dev is build-essential and pulls it in. It's not build-essential
Conclusion: everything should Just Work (tm), but there's an argument
for requiring build dependencies on 'perl-modules (>= 5.10.0)' for
these. Possibly even 'perl-modules (>= 5.10.0) | libversion-perl' to
ease backporting, but that's mostly cosmetics as at least sbuild won't
look at the alternative anyway.
Cc'ing debian-perl for input. Do we need to change those 25 packages
before we can get rid of the other copy of version.pm?
Niko Tyni email@example.com