[Pkg-fedora-ds-maintainers] Bug#825162: 389-admin: please Build-Depend on rename

Dominic Hargreaves dom at earth.li
Tue May 24 08:42:07 UTC 2016

Source: 389-admin
Version: 1.1.42-2
Severity: normal
User: debian-perl at lists.debian.org
Usertags: perl-5.24-transition rename-deprecation

Dear maintainer,

This package was found to contain uses of the 'rename' and/or 'prename'
(which is an alias) command. This was previously implemented by a script
added to the perl package by Debian, but there is now a maintained
alternative in the 'rename' package.

Please add a Build-Depends on 'rename', to avoid breakage in your
package when we remove the rename script from the perl package
(expected after the release of stretch). Additionally, if you are
currently using 'prename', please use 'rename' (which is handled by the
alternatives mechanism) or file-rename, which is the new implementation.

You can see more background about this change at


Details of the use of (p)rename in your package follow:

38: # rename the binaries & manpages, don't need wrappers
39: rename 's,.pl$$,,' $(CURDIR)/debian/tmp/usr/sbin/*.pl
40: rename 's,.pl,,' $(CURDIR)/debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man8/*.pl.8

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