[Piuparts-devel] packages obsoleted by perl 5.14 but remaining is sid

Ansgar Burchardt ansgar at debian.org
Mon Jan 16 15:53:02 UTC 2012

On 01/16/2012 04:36 PM, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> there are several *-perl packages that are obsoleted by perl 5.14 and
> were removed from testing accordingly:
> [...]
> But these packages are still remaining in unstable, are now
> uninstallable and cause piuparts errors when they are being tested:
>  [...]
> Shouldn't these three be removed from unstable?

Maybe.  These are modules that are in shipped both with the perl 
interpreter and in their own package (when a newer version was needed). 
  We have kept them in unstable in case there was a new release, but 
they seem pretty stable.

We even have some of those that were already obsoleted by perl 5.10.1 in 
squeeze which I plan to remove soon[0].  I would do the same for 
packages obsoleted by perl 5.12/5.14 after wheezy was released, but we 
could do so sooner as well.


[0] <http://lists.debian.org/debian-perl/2012/01/msg00049.html>

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