Bug 258350 - [new port] devel/p5-B-Debug: Walk Perl syntax tree, printing debug info about ops
Summary: [new port] devel/p5-B-Debug: Walk Perl syntax tree, printing debug info about...
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-ports-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 2021-09-07 21:23 UTC by James E Keenan
Modified: 2021-09-07 21:26 UTC (History)
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devel/p5-B-Debug: new port submission (2.12 KB, patch)
2021-09-07 21:23 UTC, James E Keenan
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Description James E Keenan 2021-09-07 21:23:45 UTC
Created attachment 227744 [details]
devel/p5-B-Debug: new port submission

Attached is a diff for a new submission to the FreeBSD ports tree.  The port is for CPAN library B-Debug (https://metacpan.org/release/RURBAN/B-Debug-1.26).

The rationale for this port is as follows:

* B-Debug used to ship with the Perl 5 core distribution.  As such, if a port of a Perl library had a dependency on B::Debug, that port simply had to depend on perl itself.

* However, as of perl-5.30, released in the spring of 2019, B-Debug is no longer shipped with the Perl 5 core distribution.  So at the present time it's not available through FreeBSD ports.

* I recently tried to install CPAN library Devel-Cover via the p5-Devel-Cover port.  While the installation appeared to succeed, actual usage of the 'cover' utility failed with an exception message starting "Can't locate B/Debug.pm in @INC (you may need to install the B::Debug module) ...".  I subsequently installed B:::Debug using the standard 'cpan' utility, then installed Devel::Cover the same way.  Thereafter, I was able to use Devel::Cover and 'cover' in the same way I have for 17 years.

* Though I have no particular fondness for B-Debug, the fact that it is a prerequisite for an extremely useful Perl development library means that it ought to exist in ports.  Once it is in, we should update the p5-Devel-Cover port both to reflect this prerequisite and to bring it up to date with the version on CPAN.

Please review the submission.