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Bug#585587: ITP: libafs-perl -- Perl interface to the AFS distributed filesystem

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>

* Package name    : libafs-perl
  Version         : 2.6.2
  Upstream Author : Norbert E Gruener <nog@MPA-Garching.MPG.de>
* URL             : http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/kwiki/nog/afsperl/
* License         : Artistic | GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl, C
  Description     : Perl interface to the AFS distributed filesystem

AFS is a distributed filesystem allowing cross-platform sharing of
files among multiple computers.  Facilities are provided for access
control, authentication, backup and administrative management.

This package provides Perl bindings to the AFS APIs, including support
for doing in Perl nearly all of the operations possible with the AFS
client programs.

I have been maintaining private packages of this module for quite some
time but hadn't uploaded them to Debian because of various problems
with getting PIC versions of the OpenAFS libraries, which limited the
module to i386.  This should now be partly sorted out, enough to build
the module, although more upstream work remains to be done to ship
shared libraries (rather than static libraries built PIC).

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