Re: perl and CPAN updates
According to Piotr Roszatycki:
> I think it would be simpler if some perl libraries went to
> standalone packages.
Debian is free to break up the Perl base, but I don't recommend it.
It would undermine the whole point of those modules being in the
upstream distribution in the first place. You could just upgrade bits
of the perl base -- CAREFULLY -- when making a new perl-base.deb.
> And what about some auto-mechanism for new CPAN modules? Something
> like cpan-debianiser to making Debian packages from CPAN's tar.gz?
As a tool to help Debian maintainers, sure. But it's a Bad Idea if
users run it -- if Some::Vital::Module is updated by its author, and
it contains a bad bug, *boom*.
Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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