Package: cons
Severity: grave
Tags: a11y upstream
Justification: renders package unusable

Dear Maintainer,

cons unfortunately fails immediately and no longer succeeds on building
even a single C source file:

    do "Construct" failed, '.' is no longer in @INC; did you mean do 
"./Construct"? at /usr/bin/cons line 689.
    cons: don't know how to construct "example"

'.' was removed from @INC in Perl 5.26, although this has been far from
optimal long before and I can't say when exactly it turned fatal. Just in
case no one feels like fixing this anymore, I think it would be nice to
at least mention the problems in the description, not least because cons
comes with a fairly whopping (and good) man page at almost 2000 pp. As
enjoyable a read as it makes for, some people might just waste a lot of
time, esp. since the changelog promises a last known-to-be-good version
(yes, dating from 2006).


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages cons depends on:
ii  perl [libdigest-md5-perl]  5.26.2-6

cons recommends no packages.

cons suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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