Debian Bug report logs - #659432
wu-ftpd: Uses perl4 corelibs without Depends

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Package: wu-ftpd; Maintainer for wu-ftpd is Chris Butler <>;

Reported by: Dominic Hargreaves <>

Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:06:12 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version wu-ftpd/2.6.2-33

Fixed in version wu-ftpd/2.6.2-34

Done: Dominic Hargreaves <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#659432; Package wu-ftpd. (Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:06:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Dominic Hargreaves <>
Subject: wu-ftpd: Uses perl4 corelibs without Depends
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:04:21 +0000
Package: wu-ftpd
Version: 2.6.2-33
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#659432: fixed in wu-ftpd 2.6.2-34
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:03:25 +0000
Source: wu-ftpd
Source-Version: 2.6.2-34

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

  to main/w/wu-ftpd/wu-ftpd_2.6.2-34.diff.gz
  to main/w/wu-ftpd/wu-ftpd_2.6.2-34.dsc
  to main/w/wu-ftpd/wu-ftpd_2.6.2-34_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 wu-ftpd package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 11:42:28 +0000
Source: wu-ftpd
Binary: wu-ftpd
Architecture: source i386
Version: 2.6.2-34
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian QA Group <>
Changed-By: Dominic Hargreaves <>
 wu-ftpd    - powerful and widely used FTP server
Closes: 659432
 wu-ftpd (2.6.2-34) unstable; urgency=low
   * QA upload.
   * Add Depends on libperl4-corelibs-perl (Closes: #659432)
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