Pending Packages List, 2004-01-23
Fri Jan 30 02:33:00 GMT 2004
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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