Re: discussion on perl module packaging
On 17-Oct-2000 Stephen Zander wrote:
>>>>>> "Sean" == Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Sean> Problem is, there is no way to determine what package a perl
> Sean> module came from. Further, lintian may be checking a package
> Sean> on a machine where neither the package or any of its
> Sean> dependencies are installed.
> The two relevant statements in perl are
> use Some::Module;
> require Some::Module;
this is already done
> or the perl equivalent. To perform this check where the relevant
> package *is not* installed requires access to Contents-$(arch).gz.
> You may have to generate your own, cut-down version and include it
> with the lintian package.
currently there is such a list in lintian. Problem is that it is ALWAYS out of
date. I would like a solution that does not involved a file distributed with
Problem with the contents file is that it a) requires net access or b) requires
lintian be run on a mirror. I could add a --on-mirror switch, but I was hoping
we could come up with a better answer.