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'perl-modules' -> 'perl' transition

Hello Release team,

Perl maintainers are to merge the package 'perl-modules' to 'perl'.
Currently these packages depend on each other.

The transition plan:

1) move the contents of 'perl-modules' to 'perl', leaving 'perl-modules'
as an empty package that depends on 'perl'

this should not break anything in the archive, and we are going to
prepare experimental packages first and then upload them to sid soon,
are you OK with this?

2) remove the package 'perl-modules' before Squeeze entirely

this transition part needs sourceful uploads, but is remarkably easy in
sense all people that used 'perl-modules' already have 'perl' installed,
so there is no need to keep transition package next release, plus
requires no intrusive changes in affected packages, just updating
control files

2.1) file the bugs on affected packages to depend and build-depend on
'perl' and not on 'perl-modules' with severity normal, ~130 packages
2.2) wait two-three months, remove 'perl-modules' from sid, bump
severity of non-fixed bugs to serious
2.3) wait a week, prepare NMUs to all packages with still non-fixed bugs

Are you OK with this plan?

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++/Perl developer, Debian Developer

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