Re: Bug#659869: perl modules obsoleted by perl 5.14 are uninstallable in sid
On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 02:18:16PM +0000, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> In general I agree, but there's a mistake in the perl package too:
> libshell-perl shouldn't be broken by perl as it's been deprecated.
I don't think that's a bug in the perl package: the libshell-perl package
is lagging behind in Debian as it's at 0.72 while CPAN and core have
There's actually a meaningful doc fix in 0.72_01, see
so Breaks: libshell-perl (<< 0.72.01) seems to be correct and ensures
that the "buggy" 0.72 never overrides the "fixed" 0.72_01.
The best solution AFAICS would be to upgrade the Debian
package and keep the Breaks entry.
(Normally we wouldn't need the separate package at all, but as
Shell is going away from the core we need something to migrate to.)
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