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Re: Status of circulars dependencies in unstable

Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> writes:

> Would one of the following work?

> 1. Merge perl and perl-modules. Some waste across architectures in the
>    archive, but not horribly much.

This is probably the simplest solution conceptually and in terms of tool
changes required, but the Perl maintainers weren't very fond of it the
last few times it's been proposed.

> 2. Drop the Depends on perl from perl-modules, move all of perl-modules's
>    Provides to perl, and make it an RC bug to depend on perl-modules. Add
>    a lintian check for it, and have ftp-master automatically reject any
>    uploads that trigger the warning.

Yeah, we could do that.  It's kind of an odd special case, but then
several other things about perl already are.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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