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Bug#579457: debian-policy: finer granularity for perlapi-*

On 6 May 2010 04:57, Niko Tyni <ntyni@debian.org> wrote:
> Update: this formulation avoids an unnecessary patch to the perl package
> until the ABI is actually changed. It also allows debhelper and the
> few other affected packages to easily stay compatible with older perl
> package versions.
> I'm thinking the dependants could use something like
>  "perlapi-" . ($Config{debian_abi} || $Config{version})


Rather than "evaluates to false", I'd suggest wording it:

  If <tt>$Config{debian_abi}</tt> is not set or empty,
<tt>$Config{version}</tt> must be used.

as this more clearly indicates the intent.


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