[Debichem-devel] Bug#752800: openbabel: hardcodes /usr/lib/perl5

Niko Tyni ntyni at debian.org
Thu Jun 26 17:18:31 UTC 2014

Package: openbabel
Version: 2.3.2+dfsg-1.1
Severity: important
User: debian-perl at lists.debian.org
Usertags: perl-5.20-transition

Starting with version 5.20.0 (currently in experimental), the Debian
perl package is changing the "vendorarch" library paths (currently
/usr/lib/perl5) to include the multiarch triplet and the perl version. See
#748380 for details.

For this to work, packages containing binary perl modules need to migrate
from using the hardcoded /usr/lib/perl5 directory to the value of the
$Config{vendorarch} variable, as defined in the 'Config' module.

This package fails to build with perl_5.20.0-1 from experimental:

  dh_install -Xperllocal.pod --list-missing
  dh_install: libchemistry-openbabel-perl missing files (usr/lib/perl*), aborting
  make[1]: *** [override_dh_install] Error 255
  debian/rules:46: recipe for target 'override_dh_install' failed
  make[1]: Leaving directory '/«BUILDDIR»/openbabel-2.3.2+dfsg'
  make: *** [binary-arch] Error 2

One solution for this might be an executable debhelper install file
(available with debhelper compat level 9) expanding $Config{vendorarch}.
See #751924 for an example of this.

Please ask on the debian-perl list if you want help with this, and see
for a list of similar bugs and patches.
Niko Tyni   ntyni at debian.org

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