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Joshua ben Jore
July 25, 2009 22:56
Re: any 5.10.1 showstoppers?
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On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 7:19 PM, Joshua ben Jore<> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Dave Mitchell<> wrote:
>> Well, is the issue something that will affect all or many debian users, or
>> just your site?
> I've moved what I deem your most important question to the top.
> There's a fix to this in Debian according to Niko. It is to write
> '(3.0 quilt)' to any Debian package attempting to use the
> lib/Parse/CPAN/Meta/t/data/utf_16_le_bom.yml file. This change is not
> available on my Ubuntu Hardy Heron/8.04/(april 2008) and I haven't
> worked out yet how to get it. I /guess/ for Debian/Ubuntu, it makes
> the upgraded toolchain a requirement to be fulfilled prior to
> packaging 5.10.1. It does appear integrated in Intrepid
> Ibex/8.10/(October 2008).

I figured out how to follow this up. Pages like and apparently
document the version available in each distribution. The dpkg
changelog shows the required feature appearing at 1.14.17

dpkg (1.14.17) experimental; urgency=low
  * dpkg-source has been heavily refactored to make it easier to support
    multiple source package formats. Several new source package formats have
    been added:
    - the format "3.0 (quilt)" is based on 2.0. It uses a tarball for the
      debian directory and can thus include binary files. Binaries
      outside of the debian directory can be also included if they
      are listed in debian/source/include-binaries (and option
      --include-binaries will generate this file automatically).
      Closes: #4588, #4628
 -- Guillem Jover <>  Sun, 30 Mar 2008 12:48:22 +0300

Debian/Ubuntu that's lacking:
    etch (oldstable)
    dapper (2006-06)
    hardy (LTS, 2008-04, "stable")

Everything that's copacetic:
    lenny (stable)
    squeeze (testing)
    sid (unstable)

The one fly here that Ubuntu's Hardy is the latest "LTS" or "Long Term
Service" or I guess equivalent to Debian's "stable." It's what we
deploy at work because it's supposed to last longer than a mayfly. Oh
well. I think I now know how to upgrade this now, if I can just find a
the dpkg-1.14.17 package...


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