Ubuntu CPAN

Alex Sayle alexs at alphacomplex.info
Mon Nov 5 19:34:54 GMT 2007

On 4 Nov 2007, at 18:19, alex at owal.co.uk wrote:

> Is anyone here helping to turn CPAN modules into Debian packages  
> suitable
> for Ubuntu?
> The list of CPAN modules already packaged up is pretty good
> (eg see http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy/perl/ for the Gutsy Gibbon  
> 7.10
> release) but every so often I see something missing - and then have to
> resort back to old reliable "sudo perl -MCPAN -e shell ;"
> It would be easier in the long run if I could turn a missing CPAN  
> module
> into an Ubuntu/Debian style package and put it onto a repository
> somewhere.

dh-make-perl is your friend.

if you have apt-file installed and uptodate it'll even get most
of the dependencies right.

For extra debian/ubuntu credits you can then build your packages
inside pbuilder to verify that you at least have the build
dependency right.


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  Alex Sayle                                 alexs at alphacomplex.info

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