Re: Perl 5.005 package
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Zephaniah E. Hull, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>The new perl goes into the perl5.005 package now..
>The perl (and perl-base I think) packages will be real packages, with no
>files, all they do is depend on perl5.004, they will have a real version
>(so perl5.005 can conflict with the older perl packages which don't use
>alternatives to manage the perl binary, and so packages which depend on
>perl won't be broken)..
>Have I managed to be understandable this time?
Yes. :) That works.
One last thing though. We'll have to keep the perl package around for
perpetuity in case someone upgrades later. This will also have the
principle of greatest surprise when someone naively installs the perl
Sorry to be so boneheaded about this. I've just not been able to think
in dpkg terms lately. Thanks for all your help.
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