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Re: Perl modules and perl upgrade

Zephaniah E. Hull wrote:
> > - perl programs/scripts should still depend on perl (perl should be 
> >   provided by perl5.005 even if perl may be a dummy package that would depend
> >   on the latest perl => if a package depend on a specific perl they'll need
> >   to change the dependency to perl5.005 or we may encounter problems
> >   with versionned provides !)
> No, the perl and perl-base packages will be completely empty and will
> always depend on the perl5.004 packages, they will be there to ease
> upgrades from slink and earlier, nothing more..

It looks like perl can no longer be Essential in that case.  Have you
considered the consequences of that?

Richard Braakman

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