Bug#659431: vim-runtime: Uses perl4 corelibs without Depends

Dominic Hargreaves dom at earth.li
Sat Feb 11 00:03:24 UTC 2012

Package: vim-runtime
Version: 2:7.3.363-1
Severity: normal
User: debian-perl at lists.debian.org
Usertags: perl4-corelibs

Dear maintainer,

This package currently uses one or more deprecated perl 4 era packages,
as shown on the lintian report[1]:

usr/share/vim/vim73/tools/shtags.pl:48 getopts.pl

As detailed at [2] we would like you to either add a dependency on

libperl4-corelibs-perl | perl (<< 5.12.3-7)

or (ideally) to replace their use with more modern equivalents.
We'd like to have this in place for wheezy, so that we can follow
cleanly the upstream deprecation cycle in wheezy+1.

If you prefer, I will NMU your package with the dependency added.

The wiki page [2] has references (taken from the source of the libraries
in question) for the recommended replacement libraries.


[1] <http://lintian.debian.org/tags/script-uses-perl4-libs-without-dep.html>
[2] <http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianPerlGroup/OpenTasks/Transitions/Perl4CoreLibs>

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