Re: Thinking of putting together some Perl module packages
gregor herrmann writes ("Re: Thinking of putting together some Perl module packages"):
> On Sun, 12 Aug 2012 13:15:00 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Obviously given the stage of the release these should probably go to
> > experimental.
> Hm? New packages can go to unstable, they don't affect the
> freeze/release/testing in any way.
Well, I guess. Unless it should happen that something related to the
release would need to use the new packages which I suppose is very
unlikely. unstable it is then.
> > I found this git-based packaging walkthrough
> > http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/git.html
> > Is that a good place to start ?
> Depends if you want to maintain the packages in the pkg-perl group or
> on yourself. In the first case this git.html and
> http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/policy.html are the two important
> documents; in the latter case feel free anyway to use all our
> documentation :)
I'm very happy to work as part of the perl team. That will help give
me the benefit of your oversight, since this is a new area for me.
> > Is there anything I should watch out
> > for ? Should I try to bundle several cpan modules into a single
> > package ?
> Please don't; bundle packages are a major pain to maintain, since
> there is no (at least no easy to use) infrastructure for
> updating/building/... several modules in one package. We're trying to
> get rid of the bundles we have for this reason.