Debian Bug report logs - #658450
autoconf2.13: uses deprecated

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Package: autoconf2.13; Maintainer for autoconf2.13 is Ben Pfaff <>; Source for autoconf2.13 is src:autoconf2.13.

Reported by: Damyan Ivanov <>

Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 05:57:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: patch

Found in version autoconf2.13/2.13-60

Fixed in version autoconf2.13/2.13-61

Done: Ben Pfaff <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#658450; Package autoconf2.13. (Fri, 03 Feb 2012 05:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Damyan Ivanov <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: autoconf2.13: uses deprecated
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 07:52:39 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: autoconf2.13
Version: 2.13-60
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Hi,, as shipped by autoconf2.13 currently uses, a perl 4 era 
library, which is deprecated and will not be part of perl 5.16. Even now, now 
using emits warnings about deprecation.

There are two ways to fix:

 * adopt to use the File::Find module (also part of Perl core); the 
   attached patch implements this.
 * depend on libperl4-corelibs-perl | perl (<< 5.12.3-7), which would ensure 
   that is available either from the separate package (out of core) or 
   in a perl core version whithout depreaction warnings (useful for backports, 
   where libperl4-corelibs-perl is not available).


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=bg_BG.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=bg_BG.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
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From: Ben Pfaff <>
Subject: Bug#658450: fixed in autoconf2.13 2.13-61
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2012 21:02:32 +0000
Source: autoconf2.13
Source-Version: 2.13-61

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
autoconf2.13, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/a/autoconf2.13/autoconf2.13_2.13-61.debian.tar.gz
  to main/a/autoconf2.13/autoconf2.13_2.13-61.dsc
  to main/a/autoconf2.13/autoconf2.13_2.13-61_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.

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Format: 1.8
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:30:19 -0800
Source: autoconf2.13
Binary: autoconf2.13
Architecture: source all
Version: 2.13-61
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Ben Pfaff <>
Changed-By: Ben Pfaff <>
 autoconf2.13 - automatic configure script builder (obsolete version)
Closes: 658450
 autoconf2.13 (2.13-61) unstable; urgency=low
   * Apply patch from Damyan Ivanov <> to avoid
     using deprecated and soon-to-disappear library.  Closes:
   * Add build-indep and build-arch targets to debian/rules (suggested by
   * Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format.  I broke out some of the changes
     to upstream files into separate patches, but some work remains.
   * debian/control: Remove Conflicts and Replaces against ancient autoconf
     package versions, which are no longer relevant since the newer
     autoconf was introduced in 2001.  Remove version requirements on
     texi2html and autoconf, whose versions are matched even by lenny
     versions of those programs.
   * debian/watch: Add file containing only a comment explaining that this
     version of Autoconf is no longer maintained upstream.
   * Add lintian override for ancient-autotools-helper-file error.
   * Update to standards version 3.9.2.
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