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Re: the merge of 'perl-modules' to 'perl' is planned

[Cc debian-perl@l.d.o as it wasn't added on the first list]

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Eugene V. Lyubimkin <jackyf@debian.org> wrote:
> Hello members of Debian Perl Group,
> [please keep CC on replies if any]
> The binary package 'perl-modules' is planned to be merged into 'perl' binary
> package in the near future, firstly leaving 'perl-modules' as an empty package
> (dependent on 'perl') to not make the mass breakage in a shot. However, it
Wow, that's interesting. Thanks for letting us all know, before major
breakage :)
> would be good to remove the 'perl-modules' entirely before Squeeze, or at
> least leave as minimum as possible perl modules (build)-depending on
> 'perl-modules'. Considering the big number of Perl modules are maintained
Consequently, I would recommend adding a lintian check to notify
people of this issue. It should warn people that perl-modules is on
its way out. I don't have the time to look into this right now, but
unless someone else does so, I could consider whipping something up.
> under pkg-perl umbrella or by members of pkg-perl party I am ask to substitute
> depends and build-depends on 'perl-modules' to 'perl' for all future uploads.
> On behalf of the Perl maintainers team,
> --
> Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
> C++/Perl developer, Debian Developer
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