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Re: Bug#575940: warn if packages do not adhere to Debian's Perl naming policy

On Wed, 31 Mar 2010, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk> writes:
> > Perhaps file a bug against lintian to watch this kind of pattern?
> Could lintian warn if packages include files in /usr/(lib|share)/perl5
> and the package name does not adhere to the Debian Perl Policy [1]?
> To further avoid false positives it should be enough to warn only for
> packages named "*-perl" (but not "lib*-perl") or "perl-*".

This isn't exactly right; a package which has perl language bindings
will ship things in /usr/*/perl5 but it doesn't need to conform to the
perl naming policy.

In general, if something is distributed in /usr/bin (certainly if it's
not actually written in perl), it doesn't need to conform to the perl
naming policy. There are probably other exceptions as well, and it
would probably be ok to ignore packages which (while named
differently) Provides: the appropriate lib*-perl name.

Don Armstrong

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