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Re: Perl module packages looking for a new home

Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt dijo [Tue, Feb 24, 2004 at 10:36:06PM +0100]:
> Ardo van Rangelrooij <ardo@debian.org> writes:
> > The following Perl module packages are looking for a new home:
> >(...)
> >  * libroman-perl
> >(...)
> > I would like to ask the Debian Perl Group to take over maintainership.  If you
> > don't want these, I'll submit RFA's.
> I think it should be no problem to adopt these packages over the next
> few weeks.

Ummm... I think we have two modules derived from the same original
source and with similar functionality - I maintain libtext-roman-perl
since 25-apr-2003. It seems like Roman was abandoned upstream, adopted
and repackaged as Text::Roman - it is even almost-documented: From
Text::Roman's README:


  Be advised that whilst this release supports the old interface, it
  is now considered deprecated.  Please consult docs before using!

I packaged it because another of my packages (libpdf-report-perl)
depends on it. Now, I would suggest removing one of them, but:

$ apt-cache rdepends libtext-roman-perl libroman-perl
Reverse Depends:
Reverse Depends:

They are both depended on by other packages (yes, one of them by

Now, being the changes so small, and being Text::Roman a rewrite of
Roman, I would suggest dropping Roman. Ardo, you are currently the
maintainer of debiandoc-sgml - Do you intend on keeping that one? If
so, would you accept if I patched it to use Text::Roman? It is quite a
trivial operation.


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