Bug#637681: Please install dpkg-report as a proper program

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Wed Oct 5 06:38:43 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 07:56, Guillem Jover <guillem at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi!
> On Sat, 2011-08-13 at 18:58:52 +0200, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> Package: libdpkg-log-perl
>> Version: 1.20-2
>> Severity: normal
>> currently dpkg-report is shipped as an example (compressed too), shilw it would
>> make sense to ship it as a "real" tool, that can be used from the command-line.
>> If you wonder if it's worth a new bin pkg, as already stated on your blog, no,
>> you can keep ship it in the lib pkg but in /usr/bin .
> I'd kindly ask not to fulfill this request, to avoid taking over the
> dpkg namespace (and divering CLI conventions, etc). In addition I'd
> rather see the libdpkg-log-perl modules merged back into libdpkg-perl,
> and the possible dpkg-report (or other name) provided by some of the
> packages from the dpkg source, but not dpkg itself due to it not
> wanting perl dependencies (or the program would need to be rewritten
> in sh or C).

I'd be happy with whatever outcome there will be (either make the
program public or be merged into dpkg* pkg) but I do agree that this
perl module and its companion tool seem better fitting into the dpkg*
official packages.

Patrick: what are your feelings about this merge? Guillem: what are
the steps needed to merge this package into some dpkg one?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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