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Re: perl 5.6 dependent packages

On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 05:57:50PM +1000, Brendan O'Dea wrote:

> >  If those package are still going to be shipped separately (because
> >  they're going to evolve outside the perl core), then they should stay
> >  in the archive and perl must add Provides for them. Hence, the user
> >  can still choose to use either those in the perl core, or the
> >  sperate ones (maybe more recent at some point).
> You're missing the point.

  No, I added some information.
> The problem is that some packages have *versioned* dependencies on those
> packages: "smokeping" for example depends on "libdigest-md5-perl (>= 2.13-2)".
> While perl does have a provide for "libdigest-md5-perl", it's not
> considered as there is no version associated.  So the dependencies on that
> (and other packages) need to be changed.

  I didn't say it doesn't have to be changed.

> As far as retaining the stand-alone versions of [now] uninstallable perl
> modules in the archive goes, is there any point?  They can be re-packaged
> if/when the need arises.

  It depends on the will of the maintainers of those packages.
  Those modules are likely to have newer versions in the upcoming months,
  maybe users will be interested in newer versions?


Jérôme Marant

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