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Integrating Perl in a wider distribution: The Debian pkg-perl group

Perl modules are very well organized in CPAN: They can usually be easily found and, thanks to tools such as the CPAN shell, they are easy to install and update even by novice users. However, when people start using Perl systems (as opposed to using Perl for writing such systems), asking them to take care of the dependencies or having them worry about different distribution architectures is a pain that should be spared from them. In my talk, I will describe how Debian (and other Free Software distributions) addresses this problem by packaging a large subset of the CPAN archive, what is the task and scope of Debian pkg-perl team, some of the tools we use - and, most importantly, what is the best way for us to interact with you, the upstream authors’ community - regarding our bug tracking systems, regarding module building and dependencies information, etc. I presented this talk at YAPC::Europe 2007, Vienna, August 2007.


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