Re: Bug#458143: libpod-simple-perl FTBFS with perl from experimental
On Sat, 29 Dec 2007, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Sat, 29 Dec 2007, Russ Allbery wrote:
> >> What does the rest of the group think? We should update dh-make-perl to
> >> do whatever is the best solution here and should probably decide before
> >> we start changing more packages than we have already.
> > dh-make-perl already uses rmdir -p --ignore-fail-on-non-empty for these
> > directories, actually. [And giving just a path to these directories
> > would be better than getting rid of all empty directories, some of which
> > may be purposefully empty.]
> Unfortunately, it'e exactly this that doesn't work, because that
> command fails if the directory named doesn't exist. With Perl 5.8's
> MakeMaker, it's created. With Perl 5.10's, it isn't, which causes
> any package using that command to FTBFS.
Ah; the problems with me not paying close enough attention....
Probably just coupling it with a test statement would be best then,
since that's the proper logic in all cases where those directories
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