Re: Switch to perl-5.005_02 ?
"Darren/Torin/Who Ever..." <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Any debian packages and all architecture dependent packages will have to
> be recompiled.
Since new Perls seem to break binary compatibility, do we need a
better dependency mechanism?
The best option I can see is for perl_5.005 (or perl_base, or
whatever) to Provides: perl5.005. Packages dependent on the
particular binary formats of that Perl can then depend on the virtual
That should then ensure that when perl_5.006 is available, it won't be
installed until all other packages are available, or unless forced.
(Which could be a problem for trying to compile them... Hmm.)
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