[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#896121: pgbackrest: package files are not on @INC anymore with perl 5.26.2

Niko Tyni ntyni at debian.org
Wed Apr 25 16:48:12 BST 2018

On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 11:30:11AM +0200, Christoph Berg wrote:
> Re: Niko Tyni 2018-04-20 <20180420174614.GA6944 at estella.local.invalid>
> > When you fix this, please file a bug against perl to add a Breaks entry
> > for the older pgbackrest versions so that partial upgrades can't end up
> > with a broken combination of packages.
> The C module was introduced in pgbackrest 1.15-1. Stable has only
> 1.12-1, i.e. the problem will vanish for new installations as soon as
> the fixed pgbackrest package enters testing. Does that still warrant a
> Breaks: in perl?

Oh. I guess not in that case then. It would just create unnecessary
restrictions for apt during stretch->buster upgrades.

I note that Ubuntu has released with affected versions, but
that's not really our problem of course.

I'm a bit surprised that this went unnoticed for a year in sid, even
through a major Perl transition (5.24 -> 5.26). A lintian check for
catching such bugs would be nice for the future.

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