Re: Bug#557882: ITP: libextutils-manifest-perl -- utilities to write and check a MANIFEST file
Le Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 12:12:35PM +0100, Xavier Oswald a écrit :
> On 19:54 Thu 26 Nov , Charles Plessy wrote:
> > I just injected libextutils-manifest-perl in your SVN repository. Given the
> > concerns I expressed above, I would like to see a green light before uploading
> > to NEW…
> Seems well done, but I think you forgot the debian/* copyright holder in debian/copyright
Le Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 01:17:49PM +0200, Niko Tyni a écrit :
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 09:18:50AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > I intend to package the ExtUtils::Manifest Perl module. It is already packaged
> > in the perl-modules packages, but in Lenny the provided version is too low to
> > allow backports of one package of mine that would be fine otherwise.
> Have you checked if your package actually needs something from the newer
> ExtUtils::Manifest? It could be just a spurious dependency.
Dear Xavier and Niko,
thanks for your answers. The latest version of the BioPerl package really needs
ExtUtils::Manifest; that was discussed on the upstream mailing list a couple of
times. But actually ExtUtils::Manifest contains only one .pm file. As an ugly
workaround, maybe I could try to add it to the bioperl backport source package
and work out debian/rules so that it is recognised by Perl at build time in its
path to search for packages. That would save the perl-modules package Provides,
Replaces and Conflicts fields from getting one additional entry, and make one
less package to manage in Squeeze, since as you noted well, it looks like its
only use for the moment would be to help the backport of Bioperl.
I will follow your recommendation on this issue.
As for the debian/* copyright entry, I tend to omit it when I do not have the
feeling that my contribution is complex enough to be coyrightable, but for the
sake of consistency in the pkg-perl repository, I will add it if this package
is not cancelled.
Have a nice day,
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan