Re: bugs and patches in Debian
> > On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:36 PM, MartÃn Ferrari
> > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Paul Wise <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >>> - Perl-Package-name: we currently have a pointer to the homepage and
> > >>> the watchfile which strongly suggest this (we almost always use
> > >>> seach.cpan.org/dist/foo URLs). I played with the idea of having a more
> > >>> specific metadata available.
> > >>
> > >> Probably the hard part. Would the most reliable way be to look at the
> > >> Contents files and convert file names to Perl-Package-names?
> > >
> > > It'd be much easier to look at the debian/watch file and infer from that:
> > >..
> > > This would work for 99% of our packages. But it is still very hackish.
> > Sure, but there are still perl packages outside pkg-perl and many of
> > those may not have watch files. I hope that they will be supported by
> > CPANTS too (to the extent possible).
> I think it would be great if those who make debian packages outside
> of debian and those who write perl modules and don't place them on
> CPAN would actually come in from the cold.
> Part of the usefulness of debian-perl and CPANTS as well as other
> tools is to demonstrate the improved maitainability and quality
> control you get. Towards that end, I think one should avoid coding
> for the Dark PAN and debian so that developers recognize the
> usefulness and necessity of CPAN, debian-perl, CPANTS, etc.
> No question though that this will be hard and maybe unrealistic, but
> I think it creates more reliable tools instead of trying to create
> something based on code we can't read.