Bug#517227: dh-make-perl cannot find dependancy using

gregor herrmann gregoa at debian.org
Thu Feb 26 21:55:17 UTC 2009

On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 23:15:47 +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:

> By default dh-make-perl parses only Contents files the distribution 
> part of whose names is either 'sid' or 'unstable'. So on a pure stable 
> (or testing) system, AptContents has nothing to parse and should fail 
> to detect *any* dependency package.

Ah, good catch.
> I am not very sure why I filtered on distribution at all. Perhaps to 
> avoid false positives when using unofficial repositories, or to save 
> time parsing. OTOH, if these repositories are in sources.list, the  
> admin relies on them so...

I remember the reason: you added the filtering after I complained
that creating the cache takes ages because my sources.list is so long
> I think I shall remove the filtering and see what happens.

Hm, maybe some fallback or option or ...? 

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