Re: Article in The Perl Review
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 16:35:58 +0100, Damyan Ivanov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
-=| Jonathan Yu, Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 04:50:22PM -0500 |=-
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.
If you ask me, creating .deb files from CPAN distributions is very
easy. Fire up 'dh-make-perl --cpan Foo::Bar --build' and you are done.
Doesn't work if dependencies are missing, but --recursive is in the
 and patches are warmly welcome. see also
I think the article is a good start, great contribution, but I agree with some of the points of Jonathan.
Also, about patching dh-make-perl, has anyone added support for parsing META.yml and being able to provide --name 'libsome-different-name-perl' at the command line? I have added this for my own dh-make-perl (well I actually haven't integrated the META-yml parsing inside it, just a separate command that outputs debian-style names of dependecies)
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