missing perl utilities like find2perl, a2ps, s2ps

Bug #1761474 reported by latimerio on 2018-04-05
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Bug Description

What has happened to those perl utilities find2perl, a2p and s2p ?
These utilities are normally a part of perl distribution, but they now seem to be stripped off on Ubuntu.
They used to be part of perl-doc until perl-doc_5.18.2-2ubuntu1_all on ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
I do not see the reason why these valuable tools are not supported on the later Ubuntu revisions.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: perl 5.22.1-9ubuntu0.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-112.135-generic 4.4.98
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-112-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.15
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Apr 5 13:00:08 2018
SourcePackage: perl
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2017-12-06 (120 days ago)

latimerio (fomember) wrote :

On Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:04:10 -0000, latimerio wrote:

> What has happened to those perl utilities find2perl, a2p and s2p ?

They have been removed upstream from perl core in the 5.22 release:

https://metacpan.org/pod/release/RJBS/perl-5.22.0/pod/perldelta.pod#find2perl,-s2p-and-a2p-removal

Cheers,
gregor

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