targetsmart has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am seeing lot of CPAN modules are available as debian packages and I am able to easily install it with synaptic(package manager) in debian(etch), it resolves all the dependencies and installs properly.
I have a perl script and a dozen of related perl modules(my own modules), I want to convert the perl script to a debian(etch) package and its related modules also to separate debian packages, is there a way to do it. so that when I install my main package(perl script) all the relevant packages are also installed.
One more question, In future I may also want to send patches for modules and the main script as debian packages. Is it possible. Ideas/guidelines/directions are valuable to me.

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