Debian Bug report logs - #702456
dh-make-perl: Should check for existing packaging

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

Reported by: Axel Beckert <>

Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 19:42:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version dh-make-perl/0.76-1

Fixed in version dh-make-perl/0.77-1

Done: Damyan Ivanov <>

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From: Axel Beckert <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: dh-make-perl: Should check for existing packaging
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:39:13 +0100
Package: dh-make-perl
Version: 0.76-1
Severity: wishlist


when creating a new package with dh-make-perl, it checks at least if
such a package already exists in the archive (via apt-file's database)
and on the local system.

However it doesn't check (e.g. via for previous packaging of possibly
removed and to be re-added packages.

Additionally there was recently the suggestion[1] to also create (or similar) for already
started but not actively maintained packaging, so that people can
continue already done work instead of starting packaging from scratch.


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Subject: Pending fixes for bugs in the dh-make-perl package
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:23:26 +0000
tag 702456 + pending

Some bugs in the dh-make-perl package are closed in revision
1f616c1e01a4b9e8bd10925eed89a42673c9ac75 in branch 'master' by Damyan

The full diff can be seen at;a=commitdiff;h=1f616c1

Commit message:

    make: warn if pkg-perl already has a packaging repository for the package
    both packages/ and attic/ are checked
    Closes: #702456

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From: Damyan Ivanov <>
Subject: Bug#702456: fixed in dh-make-perl 0.77-1
Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:48:12 +0000
Source: dh-make-perl
Source-Version: 0.77-1

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

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
Damyan Ivanov <> (supplier of updated dh-make-perl package)

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Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:19:07 +0200
Source: dh-make-perl
Binary: dh-make-perl
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.77-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Perl Group <>
Changed-By: Damyan Ivanov <>
 dh-make-perl - helper for creating Debian packages from perl modules
Closes: 608936 659526 689476 691534 691859 697876 701140 702456 704480 712432 717025
 dh-make-perl (0.77-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
   * Bump version for DhMakePerl to 0.77
   * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4
   * Create packages with Standards-Version 3.9.4.
     Adjust default Standards-Versions in DhMakePerl::Command::Packaging to
     Bump Standards-Version in debian/control for tests to 3.9.4.
   * Use instead of
     Use instead of in
     debian/watch, debian/copyright and debian/control files.
     Adjust the test files using
   * Change Vcs-Git to canonical URI (git://
   * Use for source location in debian/copyright
   * Create Vcs-Git with canonical URI (git://
     (Closes: #697876)
   [ Damyan Ivanov ]
   * add test about handling user:pass@ in sources.list URLs
   * add debian/source/{format,local-options}. shut up, lintian :)
   [ gregor herrmann ]
   * DhMakePerl::Command::Packaging: honour command line options
     for packagename/version in extract_name_ver.
   [ Nathan Handler ]
   * Email change: nhandler ->
   [ Dima Kogan ]
   * Not importing IO::Dir since I'm not using it
   * better handling of upstream-supplied debian/ directories.  If we are
     making a git repo I now remove debian/ directory if the upstream ships
     it. This goes into the 'master' branch, so the 'upstream' branch
     contains the original debian/ directory, and thus matches the
   [ gregor herrmann ]
   * DhMakePerl::Command::make: Try to guess tarball name when run from an
     unpacked source directory.
   * DhMakePerl::Command::Packaging: Don't sanitize version if given on the
     command line.
   * Update years of copyright.
   * DhMakePerl::Command::Packaging: replace "This library" with the module
     name in the long description, like we already did with "This module".
   [ Axel Beckert ]
   * DhMakePerl::Command::make: Call git_add_debian before build_package
     and install_package to not add files generated during the package
     build process to the git repository.
   * Add patch by Matthew Gabeler-Lee to understand packages named
     "-vX.Y.Z". (Closes: #701140)
   * Fix "fatal: pathspec '…' did not match any files" error of "git
     add". (Closes: #659526)
   * Add option --build-source to build .dsc file (c.f. #645011). Also add
     a cpan2dsc 'flavour' of dh-make-perl. If it is called by that name,
     the behaviour changes for easy .dsc creation.
   * Mention cpan2deb and cpan2dsc in the long description.
   * Add myself to Uploaders.
   [ Oleg Gashev ]
   * Fixed timestamp regexp to t/dists.t file. If time zone is EDT, failed
     tests from t/dists.t file: Generated tree matches template. Problem
     with incorrect timestamp regexp.
   [ Damyan Ivanov ]
   * Dependency: assume '>=' relationship if missing when constructing from
     hash /usr/share/perl5/Debian/ line 157. Thanks to Robert
     Norris for his patience and his excellent analysis. (Closes: #704480)
   * exclude README in the root directory from .docs "in 9x% we remove it
     from .docs afterwards" this change is a bit of a "big gun", because it
     doesn't really check if README is autogenerated, but hey, fixing a 90%
     false-positive hit is better than introducing a 10% false-negative hit
     (Closes: #608936)
   * drop mangling versions like 2.003004 into 2.3.4 this partially reverts
     385451609f5af2ace92c3838133dd4ed2c605608 see there for the reasoning
     back in 2010 (TODO is interesting) the fix seems to cause more
     problems than it solves. matching cpan-version to debian version is
     dark area
   [ gregor herrmann ]
   * Fix tests for .docs generation.
   * Fix tests for version mangling.
   * debian/control: one 'perl' is enough. Thanks to lintian.
   [ Damyan Ivanov ]
   * use dh 9 for arch:any packages to get hardening flags
   * drop support for debhelper compatibility levels before 8
   * drop documentation and support of rules files for dh7
   [ Lasse Makholm ]
   * Debian::AptContents: Fix repo_source_to_contents_paths() to also work on
     Make sure to generate paths both with and without components to be
     compatible with both old and new apt-file versions.
     (LP: #1034881)
   [ Damyan Ivanov ]
   * use Text::Balanced's extract_quotelike for parsing quoted strings
     (Closes: #717025)
   * do not fail AptContents.t with left over Contents.cache present
   * Control: revert ->binary to plain hashref and provide the Tie::IxHash tie
     via ->binary_tie (Closes: #712432)
   * configure_cpan: save/restore the CWD
   * make: when neither --cpan or a tarball is given, also try to use
     debian-named .orig.tar.gz
   * make: skip pristine-tar if there is no known tarball (Closes: #689476)
   * FromCPAN: catch in-core dependencies that require too new perl and provide
     an out-of-core alternative (Closes: #691534)
   * move mod_cpan_version from ::make to ::Packaging (Closes: #691859)
   * make: warn if pkg-perl already has a packaging repository for the package
     (Closes: #702456)
   * switch default debhelper to 9
   * packages build-depending on Module::Build::Tiny get debhelper 9.20130630
   * bump oldstable perl version from 5.10.0 to 5.10.1
   * make: prune dependencies after discovering additional dependencies
   * do not fail when $wnpp_query is not supplied due to --no-network
   * rules: merge clean: into override_dh_clean:
   * Makefile: defer {real,dist}clean to ./Build too
   * add .pc and Contents.cache to MANIFEST.SKIP
   * rework dists.t using IPC::Run
   * supply data about libmodule-build-tiny-perl in test Contents
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