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Re: Proposed mass bug filing: /usr/lib/perl5 is changing with Perl 5.20

Bastien ROUCARIES <roucaries.bastien+perldebian@gmail.com> writes:
> On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 10:13 PM, Niko Tyni <ntyni@debian.org> wrote:

>> we're changing the directory where binary Perl modules are installed
>> from the traditional /usr/lib/perl5 to either /usr/lib/<triplet>/perl5
>> (containing the multiarch triplet) or
>> /usr/lib/<triplet>/perl5/<version> (containing additionally the current
>> major Perl version.)

>> There's a pending Perl policy change in #748380 advising packages not
>> to hardcode /usr/lib/perl5 anymore but to expand $Config{vendorarch}
>> (from the Config module) during the build instead.

> How can we make the transition smooth ?

> I have a package.install file that contains a line
> /usr/lib/perl5/

Build-Depends on perl (>= 5.20) would make the transition smooth for users
and the buildds.  The only drawback I can think of is that you'd have to
revert that and the path change when backporting.

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

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