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Bug#320253: RFP: libarchive-ar-perl -- Interface for manipulating ar archives

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

I am really surprized there is no Archive::Ar module in Debian
repository. Well, RFP follows.

* Package name    : libarchive-ar-perl
  Version         : 1.13b
  Upstream Author : Jay Bonci <jaybonci@cpan.org>
* URL             : CPAN
* License         : GPL
  Description     : Interface for manipulating ar archives

Archive::Ar is a pure-perl way to handle standard ar archives.              
This is useful if you have those types of old archives on the system,
but it is also useful because .deb packages for the Debian GNU/Linux
distribution  are ar archives. This is one building block in a future
chain of modules to build, manipulate, extract, and test debian modules
with no platform or architecture dependence.                                                    
You may notice that the API to Archive::Ar is similar to Archive::Tar,
and  this was done intentionally to keep similarity between the
Archive::* modules                                                                     

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11blbl
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL (charmap=ISO-8859-2)

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