Re: Bug#458143: libpod-simple-perl FTBFS with perl from experimental
Brendan O'Dea <email@example.com> writes:
> Please DON'T do this. If there is a problem building with 5.10.0, then
> it should be fixed in perl/MakeMaker... I will take a look now.
The problem is that Perl 5.8 and earlier created stray /usr/lib/perl5
directories for arch-independent packages and /usr/share/perl5 directories
for arch-dependent packages and Perl 5.10 *fixes* this bug. However, we
have a bunch of debian/rules files that unconditionally remove the empty
directories with rmdir, which then fails with a Perl that doesn't have
Even if we decide to reintroduce this bug into Perl 5.10 to keep existing
Debian build scripts working, we should still fix the Makefile.PL
invocations in all of our packages so that the directory isn't created
with either 5.8 or 5.10 and then (the important part) remove the rmdir.
Since eventually we'll want to go back to not creating these useless
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>