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Re: [alpine-aports] [PATCH] main/perl: restore the current compatibility

From: Sören Tempel <>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:25:01 +0100

On 27.02.17, Natanael Copa wrote:
> Where do we want to have pod* scripts?
> Should we fix the APKBUILDs to depend on perl-dev to be able to
> generate manual pages with pod2man?

We discussed this a bit on the IRC channel and came to the conclusion
that it is actually not that easy to find all APKBUILDs which need
pod2man. So in case we decide to go with this option we should find a
way to reliable find all APKBUILDs that need to be fixed.

On 27.02.17, Natanael Copa wrote:
> Should we have a separate pod* package?

Why would it be necessary to have such a subpackage. I don't think that
we need to fragment the perl package any further.

On 27.02.17, Natanael Copa wrote:
> Should we ship those tools with 'perl' like we did earlier?

I don't see any reason why we shouldn't do that. Unless there is one we
should probably just revert the commit ASAP before more packages get
rebuild without pod2man and thus end up with broken man pages.


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