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.