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Re: Bug#659869: perl modules obsoleted by perl 5.14 are uninstallable in sid

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 12:56:45PM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> Package: perl
> Version: 5.14.2-7
> Severity: wishlist
> User: debian-qa@lists.debian.org
> Usertags: piuparts
> there are a few perl modules that are now included in the perl 5.14 core
> module set and the 'old' separate module packages are no longer
> installable in sid (the packages were removed from wheezy during the
> perl 5.14 transition).
> Perl maintainers expressed intention to keep these packages around in
> sid in case these modules get updated.
> Some more discussion about this can be found in this thread:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-perl/2012/01/msg00051.html
> These old packages fail the piuparts tests in sid (because they are
> uninstallable) and the repeated failures distract from real problems
> that need bugs to be filed about. Therefore I'm filing this wishlist
> bug against perl and will set 
>   affects + $package
>   found $package/$version
> for all affected modules so that piuparts-analyze can mark the fail logs
> as 'bugged'.

Thanks for your work.

I don't really see the point of the wishlist bug against perl. These
should all be separate grave bugs against the respective packages IMO.
No change in perl is going to fix them.

> The packages currently affected are:
>   libparent-perl
>   libshell-perl
>   libtime-piece-perl
>   libautodie-perl

I'm inclined to just go ahead and have them removed from sid straight
away, but I'm cc'ing the debian-perl list as I think some other pkg-perl
folks wanted to keep them around longer.
Niko Tyni   ntyni@debian.org

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