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Re: Bug#748380: perl-policy: @INC changes for multiarch

-=| Niko Tyni, 16.05.2014 20:37:03 +0300 |=-
> Package: debian-policy
> Version:
> X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-perl@lists.debian.org
> As discussed in the thread at
>  https://lists.debian.org/debian-perl/2014/05/msg00035.html
> we would like to change the perl search path (@INC) to include the
> multiarch triplet, to pave way for future Multi-Arch:same perl module
> packages. We're still discussing whether to try to do this for the
> upcoming Perl 5.20 or postpone it after jessie, but at the moment I think
> it's clear that policy shouldn't recommend hardcoding /usr/lib/perl5 in
> Debian packaging anymore.
> The third one is the meat of this and changes the documented site,
> vendor, and core include paths to be dynamically resolved via the Config
> module. The vendor paths have the biggest effect on other packages:
> the site directories in /usr/local are in the realm of the local
> administrator, and I can't think of anything outside the perl source
> package that should need to use the core path.
> I've phrased the recommendations as 'should', because changing them to
> hard requirements would currently break at least 64 packages. When 
> those are fixed, I think we should raise the requirements to 'must' 
> level.

Thanks for your work, Niko.


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