Debian Bug report logs - #592471
libcarp-clan-perl: Carp::Clan 6.02 has no licenses

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Package: libcarp-clan-perl; Maintainer for libcarp-clan-perl is Debian Perl Group <>; Source for libcarp-clan-perl is src:libcarp-clan-perl.

Reported by: Vincent Lefevre <>

Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 11:12:01 UTC

Severity: serious

Tags: fixed-upstream, upstream

Found in version libcarp-clan-perl/6.02-1

Fixed in version libcarp-clan-perl/6.04-1

Done: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#592471; Package libcarp-clan-perl. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 11:12:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Vincent Lefevre <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: libcarp-clan-perl: Carp::Clan 6.02 has no licenses
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:08:33 +0200
Package: libcarp-clan-perl
Version: 6.02-1
Severity: serious
Tags: upstream fixed-upstream
Justification: Policy 2.3

Upstream Carp-Clan 6.02 has no licenses. Its META.yml file contains:

license:             ~

and the README file doesn't say anything about the license either.
I doubt that the fact the author distributed the Artistic.txt and
GNU_GPL.txt files is sufficient from a legal point of view (note that
for some software, such license files apply only to some part of the
software). Without a license for the whole module distribution, one
can look at what individual files say.

lib/Carp/ says:

## This module is free software and can
## be used, modified and redistributed
## under the same terms as Perl itself.

but lib/Carp/Clan.pod says nothing about the license, making at least
the documentation non-free.

There are also possible licensing issues with the test files, which
are silent too.

Anyway this licensing problem is fixed in upstream Carp-Clan 6.04:

Version 6.04  24.10.2009
 + Solved RT ticket #50796 (inform type of license)
 + Made the test suite compatible with Perl versions < v5.6.0

Version 6.03  18.10.2009
 + Re-release to resolve confusion in CPAN caused by intermediate release
   of Carp::Clan 5.4 (backport of bugfix #50560 below for Perls < v5.6.0)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libcarp-clan-perl depends on:
ii  perl                          5.10.1-14  Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

libcarp-clan-perl recommends no packages.

libcarp-clan-perl suggests no packages.

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Information forwarded to, Debian Perl Group <>:
Bug#592471; Package libcarp-clan-perl. (Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:39:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Subject: Bug in libcarp-clan-perl fixed in revision 61506
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:37:00 +0000
tag 592471 + pending

Some bugs are closed in revision 61506
by Salvatore Bonaccorso (carnil-guest)

Commit message:

* New upstream release (Closes: #592471).
* Add myself to Uploaders.

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Message #18 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
Subject: Bug#592471: fixed in libcarp-clan-perl 6.04-1
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 15:17:24 +0000
Source: libcarp-clan-perl
Source-Version: 6.04-1

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

  to main/libc/libcarp-clan-perl/libcarp-clan-perl_6.04-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/libc/libcarp-clan-perl/libcarp-clan-perl_6.04-1.dsc
  to main/libc/libcarp-clan-perl/libcarp-clan-perl_6.04-1_all.deb
  to main/libc/libcarp-clan-perl/libcarp-clan-perl_6.04.orig.tar.gz

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
Salvatore Bonaccorso <> (supplier of updated libcarp-clan-perl package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:38:44 +0200
Source: libcarp-clan-perl
Binary: libcarp-clan-perl
Architecture: source all
Version: 6.04-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Perl Group <>
Changed-By: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
 libcarp-clan-perl - Perl enhancement to Carp error logging facilities
Closes: 592471
 libcarp-clan-perl (6.04-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Jonathan Yu ]
   * New upstream release (Closes: #592471).
   [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
   * Add myself to Uploaders.
   * Install README to /usr/share/doc/libcarp-clan-perl.
   * debian/copyright:
     - Refresh to revision 135 of DEP5 format-specification for
       machine-readable copyright file.
     - Refresh debian/* packaging stanza.
     - Explicitly refer to GPL-1 text in common-licenses.
   * Convert to '3.0 (quilt)' source package format.
   * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
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