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Re: bugs and patches in Debian

On Tue, 20 May 2008 23:43:52 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:

[ Perl-Package-name ]
> >> Probably the hard part. Would the most reliable way be to look at the
> >> Contents files and convert file names to Perl-Package-names?
> > It'd be much easier to look at the debian/watch file and infer from that:
> >..
> > This would work for 99% of our packages. But it is still very hackish.
> Sure, but there are still perl packages outside pkg-perl and many of
> those may not have watch files. I hope that they will be supported by
> CPANTS too (to the extent possible).

dh-make-perl also has it's algorithm (by parsing Makefile.PL and
META.yml) but that needs a source package, so for packages outside of
pkg-perl Homepage: and or/debian watch are probably more useful.

Hm, maybe even re-translating libfoo-bar-perl to Foo::Bar would catch
most packages/modules.

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