[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#918564: Real libparse-pidl-perl version number is different from its source package

Andrius Merkys andrius.merkys at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 12:38:05 GMT 2019

Package: libparse-pidl-perl


binary package libparse-pidl-perl is built from source package samba, however its version number (0.02, as in pidl/lib/Parse/Pidl.pm in unstable as of now) is different from the source package (4.9.4). This might result in confusion:

andrius at amalas:~$ dpkg -s libparse-pidl-perl | grep ^Version
Version: 2:4.9.4+dfsg-1
andrius at amalas:~$ perl -le 'use Parse::Pidl; print $Parse::Pidl::VERSION'

Moreover, this mismatch causes nontrivial translation of CPAN dependencies (where the most recent version is 0.02) to Debian ones. A solution would be to split off the source of libparse-pidl-perl from samba to preserve the upstream's version number.


Andrius Merkys
Vilnius University Institute of Biotechnology, SaulÄ—tekio al. 7, room V325
LT-10257 Vilnius, Lithuania

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