Re: how to handle newer versions of the modules in perl-modules?
Stephen Zander (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> >>>>> "Ardo" == Ardo van Rangelrooij <email@example.com> writes:
> Ardo> Hi, Two of the Perl modules whose packages I maintain for
> Ardo> Debian require a newer version of Test::Harness than the one
> Ardo> currently provided by 'perl-modules'. There are bound to be
> Ardo> more similar situations over time so we probably need a
> Ardo> mechanism/procedure/policy/... to handle newer versions of
> Ardo> the modules in 'perl-modules'.
> perl-modules contains the modules included in the perl tarball. *You
> cannot seperate these from the rest of the 'source: perl' packages.*
I don't see a reason why not. From a source tarball one could create
a seperate binary package for each module and have 'perl-modules' then
depend on all of them. From a package bloat point of view this is not
what we want to do, but it is possible.
> The only solution to what you describe is to seperately package the
> relevant perl modules you require. If you need Test::Harness, package
> it; this is exactly what others have done with CGI et al.
Ok, I'll look into that.
One potential issue I see is that in the long run 'perl-modules' gets a
long 'Conflict/Provides/Replaces' list. But let's cross that bridge when
it comes to that.
Another potential issue is that a newer version might break the API of a
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