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Id: 42949
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Queue: CPANPLUS-Dist-Deb

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Requestors: martijn [...] cpan.org
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(meh, quick-create is useless) wouldn't it be an idea to first try to find out which package in debian has a certain module by using `dpkg -S "Some/Module.pm"` (or `apt-file search "Some/Module.pm"` if it isn't installed) ? That way you wouldn't need to have an enormous ignore/ban list to get some modules to install.
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On Sun Feb 01 10:58:32 2009, MARTIJN wrote: Show quoted text
> wouldn't it be an idea to first try to find out which package in debian > has a certain module by using `dpkg -S "Some/Module.pm"` (or `apt-file > search "Some/Module.pm"` if it isn't installed) ? That way you wouldn't > need to have an enormous ignore/ban list to get some modules to install.
Can you be more specific about this "enormous ignore/ban list", and which modules you find yourself using it for? I can't imagine you mean the defaults, which are fairly small.
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #42949] use dpg -S and apt-file to determine dependencies
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 12:22:14 +0200
To: bug-CPANPLUS-Dist-Deb [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Martijn van Beers <MARTIJN [...] cpan.org>
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On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 16:48 -0400, Hans Dieter Pearcey via RT wrote: Show quoted text
> <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=42949 > > > On Sun Feb 01 10:58:32 2009, MARTIJN wrote:
> > wouldn't it be an idea to first try to find out which package in debian > > has a certain module by using `dpkg -S "Some/Module.pm"` (or `apt-file > > search "Some/Module.pm"` if it isn't installed) ? That way you wouldn't > > need to have an enormous ignore/ban list to get some modules to install.
> > Can you be more specific about this "enormous ignore/ban list", and > which modules you find yourself using it for? I can't imagine you mean > the defaults, which are fairly small.
I haven't kept a list unfortunately, but there's surprisingly many modules that debian breaks the libmodule-namespace-perl convention for, and there's a lot of modules in the core (so package perl-modules). Anytime one of those is listed as a dependency, the .deb builds fine, but has faulty dependencies, which makes dpkg complain. Trying to add to the ban/ignore lists would result in an 'arms race', which is why I suggested trying to be smarter about what debian package provides a perl dependency.


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