Debian Bug report logs - #467964
libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl: FTBFS with Perl 5.10: the empty /usr/lib/perl5 is gone

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Package: libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl; Maintainer for libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl is Debian Perl Group <>; Source for libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl is src:libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl.

Reported by: Niko Tyni <>

Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:28:10 UTC

Severity: important

Found in version libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl/1.04-1

Fixed in version libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl/1.04-2

Done: gregor herrmann <>

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From: Niko Tyni <>
Subject: libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl: FTBFS with Perl 5.10: the empty /usr/lib/perl5 is gone
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 21:10:24 +0200
Package: libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl
Version: 1.04-1
Severity: important
Usertags: perl-5.10-ftbfs-rmdir

This package fails to build with Perl 5.10.0 (currently in
experimental) because of a bug in debian/rules that has been
uncovered by a change in ExtUtils::Install.

Until Perl 5.10.0, ExtUtils::Install had a bug that created an empty
/usr/lib/perl5 or /usr/share/perl5 directory when 'make install' was
run. This package fails to build because it relies on the presence of
this empty directory, usually by trying to remove it without checking
if it exists first.

The suggested fix for the usual 'unconditional rmdir' case is to use
a conditional like

[ ! -d $(TMP)/usr/lib/perl5 ] || rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty
--parents --verbose $(TMP)/usr/lib/perl5

See the current dh-make-perl templates.

Please treat this bug as 'serious' already: Perl 5.10.0 is scheduled
for unstable in a week or so.

Details about the ExtUtils::Install change can be found in #465783. 
Niko Tyni

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Subject: Bug in libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl fixed in revision 17183
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:37:43 +0000
tag 467964 pending

Some bugs are closed in revision 17183
by Damyan Ivanov (dmn)

Commit message:

Add missing closes: #467964

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From: gregor herrmann <>
Subject: Bug#467964: fixed in libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl 1.04-2
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 21:17:17 +0000
Source: libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl
Source-Version: 1.04-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/libs/libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl/libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl_1.04-2.diff.gz
  to pool/main/libs/libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl/libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl_1.04-2.dsc
  to pool/main/libs/libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl/libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl_1.04-2_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
gregor herrmann <> (supplier of updated libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 21:05:33 +0100
Source: libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl
Binary: libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.04-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Perl Group <>
Changed-By: gregor herrmann <>
 libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl - A simple interface to Excel data
Closes: 467964
 libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl (1.04-2) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Damyan Ivanov ]
   * [debian/watch] Stop capturing file extension
   [ gregor herrmann ]
   * debian/control: Added: Vcs-Svn field (source stanza); Vcs-Browser
     field (source stanza); Homepage field (source stanza). Removed: XS-
     Vcs-Svn fields.
   * debian/rules:
     - delete /usr/lib/perl5 only if it exists (closes: #467964)
     - update based on dh-make-perl's templates
     - don't install README any more (just a text version of the POD
   * debian/watch: use dist-based URL.
   * Set Standards-Version to 3.7.3 (no changes).
   * debian/copyright: add upstream source URL and update years of copyright.
   * Create test.patch for patching the test script; add quilt framework.
 555dd9922d3de135a6c262a3cb4e399e 1219 perl optional libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl_1.04-2.dsc
 3db69a7404b3e5ebcaa4c6bdf2d839f3 2743 perl optional libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl_1.04-2.diff.gz
 6959edd61c1ab005e5247e6a15b3f71a 7588 perl optional libspreadsheet-parseexcel-simple-perl_1.04-2_all.deb

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