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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • When I look in Synaptic Package Manager and select the "perl" package (which has an ubuntu icon next to the checkbox), at the bottom it says "Canonical provides critical updates for perl until May 2010". It says that about other packages like "ubuntu-desktop". Note: ubuntu releases every six months, so presumably updates then. (I just had an update (in intrepid) to perl's package today.)

    I'm not sure how best to go about finding which CPAN modules there are. My attempt used `dpkg -l '*-perl' |cut -d " " -f 3`:

    libalgorithm-annotate-perl
    libalgorithm-diff-perl
    libansicolor-perl
    libapache -mod-perl
    libapache2-reload-perl
    libapache2-request-perl
    libapp-cli-perl
    lib apparmor-perl
    libappconfig-perl
    libapt-pkg-perl
    libarchive-tar-perl
    libarchi ve-zip-perl
    libattribute-handlers-perl
    libaudio-flac-header-perl
    libauthen-sa sl-perl
    libbsd-resource-perl
    libcache-perl
    libcairo-perl
    libcgi-pm-perl
    lib class-accessor-chained-perl
    libclass-accessor-perl
    libclass-autouse-perl
    libc lass-data-inheritable-perl
    libclass-errorhandler-perl
    libclass-multimethods-pe rl
    libclass-singleton-perl
    libcompress-raw-zlib-perl
    libcompress-zlib-perl
    l ibconfig-file-perl
    libconfig-inifiles-perl
    libconfigfile-perl
    libcpan-plus-pe rl
    libcrypt-dh-perl
    libcrypt-ssleay-perl
    libdata-hierarchy-perl
    libdata-page -perl
    libdate-manip-perl
    libdatetime-format-mail-perl
    libdatetime-format-w3cd tf-perl
    libdatetime-locale-perl
    libdatetime-perl
    libdatetime-timezone-perl
    l ibdbd-mysql-perl
    libdbd-pg-perl
    libdbd-sybase-perl
    libdbi-perl
    libdevel-symd ump-perl
    libdigest-hmac-perl
    libdigest-md5-perl
    libdigest-sha-perl
    libdigest -sha1-perl
    libextutils-autoinstall-perl
    libextutils-cbuilder-perl
    libfeed-fin d-perl
    libfile-basedir-perl
    libfile-chdir-perl
    libfile-desktopentry-perl
    lib file-spec-perl
    libfile-temp-perl
    libfile-type-perl
    libfile-which-perl
    libfre ezethaw-perl
    libft-perl
    libgd-gd1-noxpm-perl
    libgd-gd1-perl
    libgd-gd2-noxpm- perl
    libgd-gd2-perl
    libgd-gd2-xpm-perl
    libgd-graph-perl
    libgd-noxpm-perl
    li bgd-perl
    libgd-text-perl
    libgimp-perl
    libglib-perl
    libgnome2-canvas-perl
    li bgnome2-perl
    libgnome2-vfs-perl
    libgssapi-perl
    libgtk2-perl
    libhtml-format-p erl
    libhtml-parser-perl
    libhtml-tagset-perl
    libhtml-template-perl
    libhtml-tr ee-perl
    libi18n-langtags-perl
    libimage-magick-perl
    libinline-perl
    libio-comp ress-base-perl
    libio-compress-zlib-perl
    libio-digest-perl
    libio-multiplex-per l
    libio-pty-perl
    libio-socket-ssl-perl
    libio-string-perl
    libio-stringy-perl
    libio-tty-perl
    libio-zlib-perl
    libipc-run-perl
    libipc-sharedcache-perl
    libl ist-moreutils-perl
    liblocale-codes-perl
    liblocale-gettext-perl
    liblocale-make text-lexicon-perl
    liblocale-maketext-perl
    liblocale-maketext-simple-perl
    libl wp-authen-wsse-perl
    libmail-box-perl
    libmail-sendmail-perl
    libmail-spf-query- perl
    libmailtools-perl
    libmath-bigint-perl
    libmime-base64-perl
    libmldbm-perl
    libmodule-build-perl
    libmodule-corelist-perl
    libmodule-load-conditional-perl
    libmodule-load-perl
    libmodule-pluggable-perl
    libmp3-info-perl
    libmpeg-mp3in fo-perl
    libnet-cidr-perl
    libnet-daemon-perl
    libnet-dbus-perl
    libnet-google-p erl
    libnet-irc-perl
    libnet-ldap-perl
    libnet-perl
    libnet-ping-perl
    libnet-se rver-perl
    libnet-smtp-ssl-perl
    libnet-snmp-perl
    libnet-ssleay-perl
    libogg-vo rbis-header-perl
    libossp-uuid-perl
    libparams-check-perl
    libparams-validate-pe rl
    libparse-debcontrol-perl
    libparse-debianchangelog-perl
    libparse-recdescent -perl
    libpath-class-perl
    libpathtools-perl
    libperlio-eol-perl
    libperlio-via- dynamic-perl
    libperlio-via-symlink-perl
    libplrpc-perl
    libpod-coverage-perl
    l ibpod-escapes-perl
    libpod-parser-perl
    libpod-simple-perl
    libqt-perl
    librpc-x ml-perl
    librrds-perl
    libscalar-list-utils-perl
    libsdl-perl
    libsoap-lite-perl
    libsort-versions-perl
    libstorable-perl
    libsvn-core-perl
    libsvn-mirror-perl
    libsvn-perl
    libsvn-simple-perl
    libtemplate-perl
    libtemplate-plugin-gd-perl
    libtemplate-stash-perl
    libterm-readkey-perl
    libterm-readline-gnu-perl
    libterm -readline-perl-perl
    libterm-size-perl
    libtest-harness-perl
    libtest-pod-perl
    libtest-simple-perl
    libtext-aspell-perl
    libtext-charwidth-perl
    libtext-iconv- perl
    libtext-template-perl
    libtext-wrapi18n-perl
    libtie-ixhash-perl
    libtime- hires-perl
    libtime-piece-perl
    libtimedate-perl
    libtk-perl
    libtk-png-perl
    li bunicode-map8-perl
    libunicode-string-perl
    libuniversal-exports-perl
    libuniver sal-require-perl
    liburi-fetch-perl
    liburi-perl
    liburi-template-perl
    libuuid- perl
    libvcp-dest-svk-perl
    libvcp-perl
    libversion-perl
    libwww-opensearch-perl
    libwww-perl
    libx11-protocol-perl
    libxml-atom-perl
    libxml-feed-perl
    libxml- filter-buffertext-perl
    libxml-filter-xslt-perl
    libxml-grove-perl
    libxml-libxm l-common-perl
    libxml-libxml-perl
    libxml-libxslt-perl
    libxml-namespacesupport- perl
    libxml-parser-perl
    libxml-perl
    libxml-rss-perl
    libxml-sax-expat-perl
    l ibxml-sax-perl
    libxml-sax-writer-perl
    libxml-simple-perl
    libxml-twig-perl
    li bxml-xpath-perl
    libxml-xql-perl
    libxsloader-perl
    libyaml-syck-perl
    templatet oolkit-perl

    • Aha. I use the command line package tools so didn't think of looking there. On this Ubuntu 8.04 Synaptic Package Manager is not helpful enough to tell me that, nor does it offer any clue (such as a mouse over tooltip) on what the untitled column with an Ubuntu icon means. I have to look through all the menu options to find "Icon Legend" on the Help menu, which brings up a dialogue that explains them. At which point I find out that this icon means "supported", but nowhere does it say how long for.

      However, I