Re: Bug#587991: perl-policy: /etc/perl missing from Module Path
Dominic Hargreaves <email@example.com> writes:
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 10:05:53AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> I also did a search on packages.debian.org, and as near as I can
>> determine there are no packages in Debian sid that install files under
>> /etc/perl other than perl-modules (for libnet.cfg), which as mentioned
>> doesn't use this capability. That doesn't catch packages that create
>> files via maintainer scripts, of course, which I assume is where the
>> XML::SAX file comes from, but it makes me doubt that this capability is
> There are a couple of other things which use /etc/perl, from only a
> brief look at the perl debian/changelog (/etc/perl/CPAN and
> /etc/perl/CPANPLUS). Those files are created by a local administrator
> (using the tools shipped).
Ah, thank you. That was the pointer I needed. I think I understand what
to say now.
Is it correct to say that packages should not ship modules in /etc/perl,
or is that too strong?
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>