Bug#448887: FTFBS: tests very sensitive to packages on the system

gregor herrmann gregor+debian at comodo.priv.at
Wed Nov 14 16:04:57 UTC 2007

On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 12:53:55 +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:

> [Dropping CCc as all relevant parties should be subscribed to the
> pkg-perl-maintainers list anyway]

Good point.
> > http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=30695
> > I'd like to have some ideas from the Debian Perl Group on how to
> > handle this issue.
> I'd say, listen to the author's opinion.
> That is, drop both patches. Reopen #165940 and tag it wontfix with a
> pointer to RT#30695.

Sounds reasonable.

My only concern is that some other packages might rely on the patched
behaviour after almost 5 years.

If I'm not mistaken we have:
which build depend on MIME::Types (and no package that Depends: on
> Perhaps we can point to File::TypeInfo in the long description even if
> there's no package for it. If someone needs it packaged, we're here :)


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