Debian Bug report logs - #659426
mgp: Uses perl4 corelibs without Depends

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Package: mgp; Maintainer for mgp is Debian QA Group <>; Source for mgp is src:mgp.

Reported by: Dominic Hargreaves <>

Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:54:05 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version mgp/1.13a+upstream20090219-3

Fixed in version mgp/1.13a+upstream20090219-4

Done: Dominic Hargreaves <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#659426; Package mgp. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:54:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Dominic Hargreaves <>
Subject: mgp: Uses perl4 corelibs without Depends
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:51:38 +0000
Package: mgp
Version: 1.13a+upstream20090219-3
Severity: normal
Usertags: perl4-corelibs

Dear maintainer,

This package currently uses one or more deprecated perl 4 era packages,
as shown on the lintian report[1]:


As detailed at [2] we would like you to either add a dependency on

libperl4-corelibs-perl | perl (<< 5.12.3-7)

or (ideally) to replace their use with more modern equivalents.
We'd like to have this in place for wheezy, so that we can follow
cleanly the upstream deprecation cycle in wheezy+1.

If you prefer, I will NMU your package with the dependency added.

The wiki page [2] has references (taken from the source of the libraries
in question) for the recommended replacement libraries.


[1] <>
[2] <>

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Dominic Hargreaves <>
Subject: Bug#659426: fixed in mgp 1.13a+upstream20090219-4
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:33:20 +0000
Source: mgp
Source-Version: 1.13a+upstream20090219-4

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

  to main/m/mgp/mgp_1.13a+upstream20090219-4.debian.tar.gz
  to main/m/mgp/mgp_1.13a+upstream20090219-4.dsc
  to main/m/mgp/mgp_1.13a+upstream20090219-4_i386.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
Dominic Hargreaves <> (supplier of updated mgp package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:23:13 +0000
Source: mgp
Binary: mgp
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.13a+upstream20090219-4
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian QA Group <>
Changed-By: Dominic Hargreaves <>
 mgp        - MagicPoint- an X11 based presentation tool
Closes: 659426
 mgp (1.13a+upstream20090219-4) unstable; urgency=low
   * QA upload.
   * Add Depends on libperl4-corelibs-perl (Closes: #659426)
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