[Build-common-hackers] Bug#714542: cdbs: Please use "--" long option prefixes for Perl's Module::Build build system

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Jun 30 18:53:41 UTC 2013

Hi Gregor,

Quoting gregor herrmann (2013-06-30 18:09:26)
> While packaging Module::Build::Tiny [0], I stumbled about a problem
> in debhelper which is also present in cdbs. In the perl-build-vars
> makefile, it uses the key=var type of passing options.
> While this works fine with Module::Build which accepts all kinds of
> styles, if fails with Module::Build::Tiny, which insists on the
> "--key value" style.

Thanks for the detailed bugreport and patch.

> Find attached a patch against 1/class/perl-build-vars.mk.in. I've 
> tested it by building around a dozen Build.PL using packages with cdbs 
> and this patch, and I haven't seen any problems.

As we take pride in CDBS being backporting-friendly, it would be nice if 
you could also test in a Squeeze (i.e. oldstable) environment that the 
change doesn't break things that far back either.


 - Jonas

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