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Re: Debian-Perl-Policy and .packlist?

On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 05:06:17PM +0100, Michael Lamertz wrote:
> I was wandering for a while now why the ExtUtils::Installed module that
> comes with perl-modules doesn't work.  Some days ago I noticed the
> Debian-Perl-Policy which says:
>     ".packlist files should not be installed."
> There's no reason given why this is policy, but it breaks the
> functionality of perls legal way to test the runtime environment, and I
> don't think that this is a Good Thing (tm).

IIRC, the .packlist files contained a list of files shipped with each
module. dpkg -L already provides such information for packages.

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