[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#840410: xml-core: Drop perl dependency

Martin Pitt mpitt at debian.org
Tue Oct 11 10:48:04 UTC 2016

Package: xml-core
Version: 0.15
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Usertags: origin-ubuntu ubuntu-patch yakkety


xml-core currently depends on perl, but there is no reason for this:
update-xmlcatalog only uses File::Spec and Getopt::Long, both of which
are in perl-base. dh_installxmlcatalogs is a debhelper plugin and
thus depends on debhelper; it also does not import anything directly
from perl/libperl.

This helps to remove perl from smaller installations where xml-core
itself is hard to avoid (as it's a recommends of libxml2).

Patch against Debian packaging git attached.

Thanks for considering,


Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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