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Re: Location of .pm for arch-dependent package?

On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 02:09:42AM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-04-07 at 12:37, Kenneth Pronovici wrote:
> > So, it's safe to say that leaving the .pm files in /usr/lib does not
> > violate policy?
> anthony@bohr:anthony$ find /usr/lib -name '*.pl' -or -name '*.pm' | wc -l
>     312
> anthony@bohr:anthony$ find /usr/lib -name '*.pl' -or -name '*.pm' -print0 | xargs -0 dpkg -S | cut -d ':' -f1 | sort -u | wc -l
>      33
> And I don't have that many perl packages installed.
>     "In each of the directory pairs above, the lib component is for
>      binary (XS) modules, and share for architecture-independent
>      (pure-perl) modules." (Perl Policy, 1.3)

The .pm files in /usr/lib are primarily bootstrapping shells around the
XS modules. They should be considered as part of the binary modules.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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