After 10 years of maintaining rakudo and it modules for Debian, I've never 
really managed to learn Raku. 

Now, my work life has changed, I'm now a devops freelance and I no longer have 
the time and energy to maintain packages that I don't actually use. So I'm 
stepping down from Debian Rakudo packaging team.

Unfortunately, I was the last people active on packaging activities for Rakudo 
and Rakudo modules. This means that, unless someone steps up, Rakudo package 
will not be updated for Debian and its derivatives distributions (Ubuntu, 

If needed, I will help with the maintenance of dh-raku and dh-make-raku and to 
sponsor packagers who are not Debian Developers. Please reach out to me if you 
need help packaging for Debian. (see also https://mentors.debian.net/)

This last weeks I've tried to leave this project with packages in a good 
shape. I've fixed some bugs in dh-raku [1] and dh-make-raku [2] and updated 
some Raku modules (to debug dh-make-raku)

Unfortunately, I've encountered yet another problem with raku precompilation 
of raku-json-class. This is explained in a patch [3] I've tried on rakudo. But 
this patch is not enough. There's another mysterious precompilation error.

I guess this problem should be discussed by my successor with Rakudo 
developers at this github issue: https://github.com/rakudo/rakudo/issues/5099 

All the best


[1] https://manpages.debian.org/testing/dh-raku/index.html
[2] https://salsa.debian.org/perl6-team/dh-make-raku
[3] https://salsa.debian.org/perl6-team/rakudo/-/blob/debian/sid/debian/

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