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Bug#494102: ITP: podlators-perl -- Convert POD data to various other formats

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Niko Tyni <ntyni@debian.org>

* 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
 various capabilities.
 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
non-library package.
Niko Tyni   ntyni@debian.org

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