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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I guess similar packages will exist for other distributions - pbuilder sets up a minimal chrooted system with only the base packages for the OS, and builds Debian packages in them, satisfying the build-dependencies each package declares and thus ensuring that they are _buildable_ with nothing but what is declared (i.e. no dependencies already present in the maintainer's build environment are skipped).
    Now, this approach is good for building packages, not necessarily for testing Perl modules' completeness. Of course, in the Debian pkg-perl team, one of our policies is to die if the build process does not pass make test - but as several examples in this thread show, that might not be enough for comprehensive testing.