please respond to bug #555496 and bug #611014
perl-DBI-Dumper and perl-Data-Alias fail to build under perl 5.12. They should either be fixed or retired. According to rel-eng, perl-sig and perl maintainer can't initiate EOL for these packages.
I understand that ppisar has already contacted you about this.
There have also been automatic broken dependency mails for several weeks already.
I'm going to be (and have been) rather busy for a while -- over the next month I'm getting married, moving to Oregon, and changing my $job.... So my priority has been, and has to be, Real Life.
Iain, I trust your judgment here. I'm not sure either of them should be retired, but neither do I have the time to sort through it all right now. Data::Alias looks like it's being actively worked (at least by the Debian people), so hopefully some good will come of that.
I tried adding myself to both packages, but pkgdb seems to be confused with DBI-Dumper. I'll take a look at both pkgs again to see if we can get some positive result. And I'll try to keep an eye on the rest of your pkgs too.