Re: Uploaded mime-tools 4.116-1 (source all) to master
On 20 Feb 1998, Darren/Torin/Who Ever... wrote:
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> Dirk Eddelbuettel, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
> >Source: mime-tools
> > * Changed debian/rules to change mode of files that are going to be
> > installed below /usr/lib/perl5/MIME/ from 444 to 644 (lintian)
> > I suspect that this is a Perl bug as I use 'make pure_install'
> Perl likes to install things with a-w. It just needs to be dealt with
> after install.
So, which is better, Perl's way or Debian's? (I don't know. :-)
Anyway, for those who are interested, I think it has to do with
/usr/lib/perl5/ExtUtils/Install.pm. Doing a "s/0444/0644/g" in that file
will solve the Lintian warning automagically, but I wonder if modifying
the upstream code to comply with this Debian policy is a good idea or not.
:-) (Still standing on the fence. :-)
Anthony Fok Tung-Ling email@example.com
Civil Engineering http://www.ualberta.ca/~foka/
University of Alberta, Canada Keep smiling! *^_^*
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