[Build-common-hackers] Bug#534895: cdbs: perl MakeMaker 6.52 versus "make install PREFIX="

Kevin Ryde user42 at zip.com.au
Sun Jun 28 00:29:35 UTC 2009

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.56
Severity: normal
File: /usr/share/cdbs/1/class/perlmodule-vars.mk

The latest ExtUtils::MakeMaker 6.52 doesn't obey a PREFIX like

    make install PREFIX=/some/dir/usr

It seems to have locked down its paths at the ./Makefile.PL stage,
rather than expanding $(PREFIX) the way cdbs supplies from

I'm not certain who's at fault.  MakeMaker is being unhelpful, but maybe
cdbs should use DESTDIR now.  I suppose PREFIX was from when MakeMaker
didn't support DESTDIR, but versions maybe since perl 5.8 have it.


seems to help.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i586)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-486
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.2.17     helper programs for debian/rules

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20090427.1 Update infrastructure for config.{

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.52    scripts to make the life of a Debi
ii  doc-base                      0.9.3      utilities to manage online documen

-- no debconf information

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