Re: Bug#458143: libpod-simple-perl FTBFS with perl from experimental
On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 03:50:14PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
>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
What I'm specifically objecting to is the explicit passing of directory
args to Makefile.PL like INSTALLVENDORARCH etc.
This is unnecessary duplication, error-prone and makes things harder
if we ever choose to change the directory layout.
If the problem is a backward-compatible way of handling the removal of
these empty dirs, maybe something like this?
find $(TMP) -depth -type d -empty -print0 | \
xargs -0r rmdir -p --ignore-fail-on-non-empty
 See <firstname.lastname@example.org> for example.
 As was the case when we moved to this layout from the perl-5.005