Bug#458143: libpod-simple-perl FTBFS with perl from experimental

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Sun Dec 30 01:03:10 UTC 2007

Brendan O'Dea <bod at debian.org> writes:

> Hrm.
> What I'm specifically objecting to is the explicit passing of directory
> args to Makefile.PL like INSTALLVENDORARCH etc.
> This is unnecessary duplication, error-prone[0] and makes things harder
> if we ever choose to change the directory layout[1].

Yeah, that's a valid point.

> If the problem is a backward-compatible way of handling the removal of
> these empty dirs, maybe something like this?
>   find $(TMP) -depth -type d -empty -print0 | \
>   	xargs -0r rmdir -p --ignore-fail-on-non-empty

That would work.

What does the rest of the group think?  We should update dh-make-perl to
do whatever is the best solution here and should probably decide before we
start changing more packages than we have already.

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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