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Id: 73370
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: HTML-Tidy

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Requestors: DRLARO [...] cpan.org
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Severity: Critical
Broken in: 1.54
Fixed in: (no value)



Subject: Please make Alien::Tidyp a dependency
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HTML::Tidyp needs the tidyp library however, many Linux distributions do not have packages for tidyp most notably Ubuntu and Debian. Please make Alien::Tidyp a dependency of HTML::Tidy. Alien::Tidyp will automagically install tidyp. This would make things much easier for users who would avoid the need to debug install failures of HTML::Tidy due to a missing library. These failures are all the more confusing because often times HTML::Tidy is being installed because it is a dependency of another module not because the user installed it directly. Even if a user knows that she needs to install tidyp for HTML::Tidyp to work, installing tidyp from source is a hassle. At the very least the HTML::Tidyp documentation should mention Alien::Tidyp. -- Thanks, David


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