Bug#494102: ITP: podlators-perl -- Convert POD data to various other formats
Owner: Niko Tyni <email@example.com>
* Package name : podlators-perl
Version : 2.1.2
Upstream Author : Russ Allbery
* URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/podlators/
* License : GPL-1+ | Artistic
Programming Lang: Perl
Description : Convert POD data to various other formats
This package contains Pod::Man and Pod::Text modules which convert POD
input to *roff source output, suitable for man pages, or plain text,
along with the pod2man and pod2text driver scripts. It also includes
several subclasses of Pod::Text for formatted output to terminals with
Note that the Perl core distribution (supplied in the perl package)
already includes older versions of these modules and scripts. Please
depend on this package only if you specifically need the newer
features, for instance the improved UTF-8 support.
This will be maintained under the pkg-perl umbrella. The pod2* scripts
are handled by diverting the Perl core versions away.
As discussed on the debian-perl list, I'm hoping for a freeze exception
to get the 'pod2man --utf8' functionality into lenny.
The package isn't named libpodlators-perl, both because there's no module
called Podlators inside and because the pod2* scripts turn this into a
Niko Tyni firstname.lastname@example.org