Re: discussion on perl module packaging
On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 01:22:21PM -0700, Stephen Zander wrote:
>>>>>> "Sean" == Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Sean> Lintian is currently run over the entire debian archive on
> Sean> master. I can not assume a package or its depends are
> Sean> installed.
>But under such conditions you do have Contents-$(arch).gz. I think
>you're going to need to independent mechanisms: one for the individual
>developer, the other for archive validation.
You could of course do this as a series of fall-backs, meaning that you
don't necessarily need two mechanisms.
1. Check the current package
2. Check /var/lib/info/*.list
3. Check [if there is one] /some/path/to/Contents-$(arch).gz
4. Intuit the package name (Foo::Bar => libfoo-bar-perl) [probably
with a suitable warning]
Brendan O'Dea email@example.com
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