Re: Article in The Perl Review
I just wanted to say THANK YOU on behalf of (probably a substantial
amount of) CPAN developers that want to ensure their modules are
easily repackageable for Debian but are unsure where to begin.
I haven't read the article yet, but will be reading it to learn about
module packaging (thankfully I don't have to read the Debian Policy as
was suggested to me, not *just* yet anyway, it's a rather large and
My impression so far is that packaging for Debian is probably a lot
easier than it appears to someone who has had no experience doing it.
However, so far, I haven't had a lot of time on my hands and the only
documents I have read, things that gregoa suggested, like Debian
policy documents.. are pretty darn scary.
So indeed an article like this is very much needed.
Thanks to you and all the great work the rest of the pkg-perl team is
doing for Debian. Hopefully when school settles down a bit and I have
some more free time, I can begin contributing by packaging some of my
own modules (though one of them, Test::DistManifest, may well be
packaged by then, as part of packaging for Test::Apocalypse) :-)
On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Jeremiah Foster
> I recently submitted an article in rough draft to The Perl Review.
> The article is on packaging modules from CPAN for debian and you can read
> the rough draft here -> http://jeremiahfoster.com/debian/debs-from-cpan.html
> The article will probably be somewhat boring because you people know
> this stuff already. In fact, you guys taught me all this, so it will not be
> anything new. I would be grateful though if you looked through and pointed
> out mistakes, policy infractions, etc.
> As I mentioned previously, The Perl Review though it might be cool to
> have a dedicated debian issue. I thought so too, and to generate interest
> and as a quid pro quo, I asked brian d. foy to provide a subscription to the
> debian-perl team. He graciously responded with a password to the online pdf
> version for those who are interested. I am not going to spam the list with
> that data since it would not really be fair to The Perl Review, but if any
> debian-perl hackers are interested I am happy to supply the login brian gave
> Thanks, and hooray for lenny.
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