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Re: Template toolkit: removed functionality issue

<quote who="Dominic Hargreaves" date="Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 04:47:10PM +0000">
> I write as someone preparing an NMU for
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=393311.
> Template Toolkit 2.15 removed a few plugin modules from the main
> distribution and I would like to package this new version.
> The plugins removed are:
> Template::Plugin::DBI
> Template::Plugin::XML
> Template::Plugin::GD
> I've checked packages depending on libtemplate-perl, and the only
> package that appears to use any of these plugin modules is bugzilla.
> Would it therefore be okay to simply package libtemplate-plugin-gd-perl,
> and have bugzilla depend on it (and possibly the equivalent
> libtemplate-plugin-dbi-perl and libtemplate-plugin-gd-perl packages),
> and then upload a new libtemplate-perl reflecting upstream's changes
> with a NEWS.Debian entry explaining the change? Should libtemplate-perl
> then Recommend or Depend on the new separate plugin modules? My
> intuition would be to avoid a Depends.

If Bugzilla can be updated to include a depends on the new package, it
should be turned into a recommends.


Benjamin Mako Hill

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