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Re: Pending Packages List, 2004-01-23

Rafael Kitover wrote:
I got Locale::gettext packaged here:

If anyone wants to maintain it, just put your name into the README and send out
an ITP...

If not, and it seems to be a good idea to anyone, I'll maintain it I guess :)

Danger, Will Robinson!

We really have not worked out how to manage "packages" that are perl modules -- because perl maintains a database of installed packages, too! So somehow, you have to
1) make sure you don't include that database file in the package -- or you'll clobber the user's existing db.
2) figure out how to update that database via a commandline, and provide a postinstall script and preremove script that adds/removes an entry for your perl module

There may be additional issues, as well; this is going to take some work, and some time, to get right. Thus, I don't think we need to delay 'help2man' in order to wait for these ripples to smooth out -- help2man works _now_ without locale support. Good 'nuf.

Once you've worked out the issues with perl modules/setup.exe and Locale::gettext is "good to go" then perhaps the help2man maintainer will update to use it. But IMO there's no hurry there.


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